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Location: Sanford Maine
Website: visionscustomcreations.com

So to get started, my name is Kenny and I'll be 30 this month (September 25, 2011). I live in Maine, but grew up in New Hampshire.
I guess I'm just your average woodworker, trying to learn all that I can. I've been dabbling in wood for a bit over a decade, but only really got serious about 2 years ago, maybe a bit longer. I was pretty depressed at the time, and having hurt my back, I was no longer able to do a lot of things I could before, and I was trying to find something I could do that didn't cause me more pain. In my search, I found woodwork.

Now, I eat, sleep and breath woodwork, it's most all I think about and is the majority of what I do. I still ride my mountain bike a bit, take out my canoe and go fishing, and I have a few other hobbies as well, but mainly, I'm all about wood. And honestly, I love the stuff. I've never been so happy as I have since I really got into woodwork. My girlfriend says I seem a lot happier, and I feel much more complete and satisfied with my life. So, I guess it's been a really good thing that I found woodwork, as most all of my life has improved since.

I'm actually trying to get my website up and running at this point, which is taking a lot of time and effort, but it's getting there! I just want to showcase my work for now, but I hope to eventually sell my work there.

I really feel I have found my calling in turning. I had never really done any serious turning until I bought my first lathe a bit over a year ago, and I immediately fell in love.

I still do some woodworking, but turning takes up the majority of my shop time.

I'm hoping to someday make my living from wood, more likely than not wood-turning. But that is probably going to take a while, as most all of you know, it's not something that happens over-nite for sure!

I have attended a few craft shows, selling some of my turned bowls and pens, along with some small keep-sake boxes, jewelery boxes and a "electronics charging cabinet" I came up with to store and charge cell-phones, IPod's and all the other gizmo's that people use today. I have done pretty well at most shows, usually only having a box or two and a few pens to take home afterward, and most people really seem to like the style of my pieces, which really makes me feel good.

So, I guess that's me in a nut-shell. I may add more later on.
I do look forward to meeting you all, posting with you, learning from you, and maybe even teaching someone something.

Kenny

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#1 posted 946 days ago

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 946 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

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#3 posted 946 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#4 posted 946 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#5 posted 792 days ago

Kenny, you’re in the right place to learn woodworking. I lived in Maine for 10 years, and I got to know several very talented woodworkers. My skills skyrocketed from all of the knowledge I was able to gather, and even now, my mind never stops coming up with new ideas. Check out the Maine Woodworkers Association, and there use to be a Maine Woodworkers Guild, which was the better organization, but they may be called something else now. http://guildofmainewoodworkers.com/index.html Tell Bob Landry I said Hi.
http://mainewoodworkers.org/
Good luck to you.

-- Tim

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