Thank you for allowing me to join you all. I found this site by admiring ‘Doodler’s’ cribbage boards. He does some gorgeous work. Looking at some of the projects here, there is some real talent and I look forward to learning and sharing with you all.
I started woodworking in 2005 when my wife was pregnant with twins. I had done some outside projects (playhouse, retaining walls, lattice/trellis, etc) but never anything that didn’t involve pre-treated lumber :-) I decided to make a music box to signify the birth of our two new boys. I was instantly hooked and haven’t looked back.
Since I started woodworking, I have mostly made small projects, such as picture frames, boxes, and am finishing up my first cribbage board :-) About two years ago, I turned my first pen and have fully slid down that slippery lathe slope. At the end of last year, I estimate that selling pens have allowed me to break even on my tools. This was a big accomplishment for me. I have no intentions of making a profit through this hobby, but would like to keep from adding to the credit cards :0)
I definately recognize some of you from other groups and look forward to meeting more of you. I will start by posting some of my recent pens and go from there.
-- Antiques made, while you wait