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Iv`e always enjoyed / loved woodworking.
As both my Grandfathers from the Fargo / Moorhead and Crookston areas of Minnesota, i learned at a young age how to keep a good pocket knife clean and properly sharpened and a healthy respect for the machinery down in my Grandfathers basement so things progressed from there on.
He would consistently recite before starting his Unisaw , pointing and shaking his jowls......."They show no mercy.."
He was an extremely disciplined German Man that could make any joint melt together and disappear, he sure had the tricks and secrets of fine saw joinery and had probably forgot more than i`ll ever know.
Everything he did was so stinking tight yet came apart with ease. His ability and ticklish finesse`s are what got me excited to get started in the trades.
It was nothing but pleasure to watch him work at something.
A bottle of Franklin`s he`d say "Will go a long ways' or "I like the Franklin`s, it`s good glue" In asking about wood putty, He`d look with a small protruding pinch of Copenhagen and shake his jowls in great concern stating" We don`t have any of that here".
He built some exquisite gun cases for gentlemen in the local county and bedroom furniture for his seven grandchildren.
A vintage Delta / Powermatic craftsman from the 1930`s with a full basement shop. Everything he cut was with razor sharpened high speed steel and well tuned machines.
As for my self, i started painting cars in my early twenties but then progressed into installing garage doors and residential finish carpentry when the building boom hit Seattle back in the late eighties, eventually establishing my own complete shop here at home as the years went by.
I now work in the Aerospace Industry as a CNC Machinist and do custom mill work here at home. Iv`e always have had a fascination for Antiquities, restoration work of all types and old Architecture.
I am starting a small house remodel right now with some old Norman and Gothic curved arch work incorporated into it through out, so i will probably be posting some of my shop work and notes later on this winter / early spring.
Thanks for the Warm Welcome fellas!!
-- "Gentlemen , take your family to Church on Sunday!" Stuart in Seattle .....
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