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Location: Greenwich Village, NYC
Website: www.FightSlaveryNow.Org

Started early building my own desk from 'Boy's Life' magazine as a Scout.
Always a hobbyist, but have been making a living from sawdust for the past 25 years. Self taught by necessity living the rural life for a spell. Then learned the finer points from the likes of Fine Woodworking and every book I could get my hands on.

Biggest influences in design are probably Antoni Gaudi and Wharton Esherick. In philosophy, Tage Frid and George Nakashima. In craftsmanship, Ruhlman, Krenov and Maloof. But like most others on this site, I've been inspired by a host of styles, periods and techniques.

I have mostly applied myself to cabinetry, finish carpentry, and for the past 15 years exterior high end architectural woodwork including decks, planters, pergolas, treillage and radius work. Beyond striving to perfect craftsmanship in execution, I also enjoy the design process and in particular applying creative joinery techniques to challenging projects.

Learned a lot from a lot of folks. Always as happy to share what I've learned as I am to learn more.

-- “The creation continues incessantly through the media of man.” Antoni Gaudi

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#1 posted 214 days ago

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-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 211 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks.
Great place to hang out, share ideas, projects,
and learn a few things

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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