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Location: Williston, FL
I have literally been around woodworking all my life and the passion for making things has only grown over time. My Dad was a woodworker and I grew up with him running a woodworking business. We made church furniture, library and school furniture, funiture parts, all sorts of things. My first tools were a used small Rockwell Delta lathe and scroll saw that I received for Christmas when I was 11 or 12 and have to this day. I made some tall walnut salt and pepper shakers for my Mom one Christmas and a friend saw them and asked me if I could make him a set for $5. Seemed like a lot of money to me back in 1960. Most of what I know about woodworking I learned from experience, reading, or osmosis (probably as relevant as anything). I don't know what it is about it, but I love the whole experience of finding materials, designing a project, and then executing it with all the fine details that make it special. I can always tell a really appreciative person of something well done because they will always touch it and feel it as well as admire it. A finely made object begs to be handled and not just looked at.
A tour in the Air Force got me away from home in NW Ohio long enough to consider career options. I ended up becoming a dentist and presently live and work in North Central Florida. I was finally able to build a really nice workshop about in 2001. Of course this was designed by and mostly built myself. I am semi-retired at this time and practice 3 days and am generally in the shop the rest of the time. I like to build furniture for the most part but like to turn as well and have lately been working through the challenges of turning large bowls. I work mostly with native materials or whatever I can scrounge up.
My signature line, literally means "Through hard work, will dreams come true" I believe it with all my heart.
-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.
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|commented on||CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKETS #5: Mitering the basket sides||10-22-2014 10:23 AM|
|commented on||CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKETS #2: Material Preparation (Continued)||10-16-2014 10:43 AM|
|commented on||CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKETS #1: Materials Preparation||10-16-2014 10:43 AM|
|commented on||MAHOGANY COAT TREE •||10-13-2014 09:41 AM|
|commented on||Thanks for Years of Pizza||10-13-2014 09:34 AM|
|commented on||bathroom bench||10-10-2014 03:08 PM|
|commented on||OK, The French Veneer (at last) #4: Sand Shading and Organization||10-10-2014 10:07 AM|
|commented on||Pizza Party for a Cause||10-08-2014 03:10 AM|
|commented on||Wizard Marquetry||10-08-2014 03:00 AM|
|added project||Walnut table||10-05-2014 11:44 AM|
|commented on||Thicknessing honduras rosewood||10-05-2014 10:15 AM|
|commented on||OK, The French Veneer (at last) #1: A tribute to my mentors||09-30-2014 10:26 AM|
|commented on||tv trays||09-30-2014 10:12 AM|
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Hello woodworking friends around the world. I just had to post something while I had access to the internet. I wish I was more technically savvy so I could post some pictures. My wife, Heidi and I are in Brazil for 2 weeks. We have 4 days left...
I think this is where “wood gloat” entries are supposed to go, instead of projects. I received a little while back a package from my young LJ friend Thomas (Sodabowski). I’ve had to keep this under wraps because it was related ...
Thanks loads to those that took a look at this and responded. You know, if it had a little coarser teeth the ice saw suggestion seems plausible. I decided to take this apart and clean it up some to see if I could find any maker’s marks on ...
This 18” saw was something my Dad had around in his shop that I came across when we cleaned it out several years ago. I kept it, probably for the same reason he did, because it’s an interesting tool. I’ve always wondered ...