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101 posts in 1268 days
Location: Windsor ON
Alright- I suppose a little woodworking background is in order. Back in high school I was a shop kid, and divided my time between the wood shops and the metal shop where I got into jewellery making as well.
After high school I didn't get a chance to work with my hands much for many years, but eventually I stopped making excuses and just started doing SOMEthing to satisfy that need inside. Little by little I put together more tools and made more space for myself. At my current home I co-opted the garage, then had to give half of it up to storage (I hear this happens a lot to us married men lol).
Still, I have a decent workshop now, and more tools than my meager skills can properly utilize. I hope to be able to raise my own bar, especially focusing on learning new but old techniques and improving my finish work. I tend to rush and build for function- I'd like to get better at adding beauty to what I create.
Oh, and just to frame things a bit- I'm 34 this year (2013), happily married to a hard working photographer, and we have a b-e-a-utiful baby girl turning 2 this spring.
-- Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. -Plato
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|commented on||Just a video of me and the wooden beard and hair combs that I make.||06-22-2014 03:16 AM|
|commented on||Stain Experimentation #1: Attempt #1 - Steel Wool and Vinegar||04-12-2014 05:34 AM|
|commented on||Viper||04-12-2014 05:23 AM|
|commented on||From the don't know wood species||04-11-2014 12:55 AM|
|commented on||Simple solution||04-11-2014 12:54 AM|
|commented on||child's bench||04-11-2014 12:52 AM|
|commented on||Beer Totes||04-10-2014 04:07 AM|
|added project||child's bench||04-10-2014 04:05 AM|
|commented on||Rustic Pallet Furniture||04-10-2014 03:53 AM|
|added project||Skyrim shield for my little girl||04-03-2014 12:24 AM|
|commented on||Parenthood and woodworking - What counts||04-02-2014 05:59 PM|
|commented on||my latest custom knife project||03-30-2014 09:42 PM|
|replied on||Question about making sanding mops||12-17-2013 10:44 PM|
|started topic||Friend looking for mini lathe advice||12-14-2013 06:12 PM|
|replied on||friend looking for advice on benchtop bandsaw||12-12-2013 12:55 AM|