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My apprenticeship for woodworking began in 1974 as I studied woodworking and carpentry at Ranken Technical Institute in St. Louis, Mo. From there I apprenticed 4 years as a union carpenter and then became a journeyman carpenter. For 4 years I worked as a residential carpenter on custom homes. The next 11 1/2 years were focused on commercial finish carpentry in high rise office buildings in downtown St. Louis. In 1989 I began working as a finish carpenter at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, NV. A year later I was sent to work on the island of Kauai, Hawaii where I worked on two hotel resorts for one year. I returned to Las Vegas where I continued working until I retired from carpentry in 1995.
Since 1995 I have worked as a residential real estate agent in Las Vegas. My interest and passion for woodworking continues as I have a shop at my house.
You can see more of my work at http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com
-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com
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Watch and learn how to make a picture frame with diamond inlay banding. In Part 1 of this woodworking series the woodworker demonstrates of to use a mallet and a chisel to create the mortises of the decorative wooden pyramids. This hand tool wo...
This is a routing technique that can be used with great accuracy when inlaying wood veneer. A compact router is used along with a shop-made router template. The video was taken during a time of router inlay practice within the woodworking shop. S...
Once the “banding log” is completed it’s a great feeling to slice veneers of wood inlay banding on the band saw. This banding log will produce quite a few veneers that will be inlaid into a number of upcoming woodworking proje...
Router Inlay Practice Question: How would you inlay a 2 inch wide compass rose veneer? It has a thickness of 3/32”. The techniques demonstrated by the woodworker in this woodworking video are basically just for practice. He is simp...