An Introduction: My name is Eric…’nuff said? Probably not. My background as a woodworker goes back some 20 years now, I started out as a guitar builder. I’ve worked for major manufacturers, and small one off shops. My specialty was always finding wood to make instruments, the prettier the better obviously. I started doing “fine” woodworking while at the factories. The Cut-offs from production stock were put in a pile, and at the end of the day, divvied up. Over 15 years or so, I’ve amassed a nice stash of wood to make little projects.
On Blogging: I have been blogging for a few years now as well, mostly on life and music. I have a blog that shows some of my work, but I’ve never really attended to it. LJ has probably the most user friendly, set up of all the user groups, forums and bulletin boards that I’ve come across. The ability to post a project, blog an idea, and browse without coming across un-related topics ot images is refreshing.
So what do I do: Currently I’m a Stay-at–home–dad. Some would call me Mr. Mom. Others know better. When I have time I work around the house, and occasionally, I do some woodworking. (Check out my projects) most of these are old items that I’ve made for family members and friends. Some items I do for trade for more project wood.
What have you done lately: funny you should ask. Last year I received a pallet of wood from a friend up in Bellingham WA. In it were all kinds of goodies. First was a large chunk of figured maple and a second piece of somewhat spalted maple that had heavy curl on one side. Today I was set up at the guitar factory with a jointer, couple of band saws, and a table saw. What I was able to do was take both of these chunks and turn them into usable.
See the pictures below.
So what are you going to do now? I have in mind to make a Aeolian harp for the “Design in Wood” competition this summer. There are some jewelry boxes and even a couple of yo-yo’s. you know the song “I fiddle when I can, work when I should” in the months ahead I’ll get more up on this blog. I’ve found that they are helpful in a few ways, getting your point across, reading other points ov vies, and as a document of what really happened.
Until next time, keep all your fingers…I still have 10