My name is Jeremy (firm cyber hand shake). This is my first blog entry for my account here at LumberJocks.
Short intro. Please excuse my spelling. Spelling has been a struggle for me my whole life.
A bit about my self. I was born in Marburg Germany, but have lived the larger part of my life on the west coast of the USA. I love anything I can do with my hands. Pottery, glass work, automotive work, carpentry, cooking, brewing beer… you get the idea. I love to learn and share. I am also a Waldorf School student. Some of you may know what that is.
I LOVE working with wood! Its been a long road to realize that working with wood is my true passion, but I feel I have found my place. I guess it all started when I got my first folding tool box with little mini tools when I was two in Germany. Before I recently rediscovered carpentry and woodwork, I tried a hand full of things. After high school I went to Germany and worked as a stone masons apprentice. Then I came back to the states, and went to culinary school and worked in kitchens for a while. The odd hours and kitchen life style was not for me so I started to look for something that fit me better. With the help of my family and a few close friends I found my way back to working with wood. I am now attending the North West School of Wooden Boat building in Port Hadlock WA. Its a blast!
I also have a love of classic cars, especially old BMWs. I have owned a few cars but my favorites have been my two BMW 2002s. One from 1976 and the other from 1974. I recently sold my ‘74 project car to make some money for boat school. I was working on building it into a track car with a hand built BMW 2.5L strait six, roll cage and all the other goodies. It hurt to sell it, but it went to a friend, and the money was used for a great thing.
If you are interested in cars, you can read about my 2002 build here.
Any ways. Here are a few pictures from my first few months at the boat school. We started by doing some beginning projects. Tools and a tool box. Then we did some drafting, and lofting, and are now building our very first boat. A 10’ Monk designed skiff, that we lofted and modified a bit. I personally made the two part stem. My first official boat part!
Beginning projects. Bevel gauge, spar gauge, wooden mallets, a small dove tail box, and a tool box I based off a Norse box some of you may know.
Here are some pictures of my stem section, and the rest of the boat we are building as a group.
Thats it so fare. I cant wait to dive deeper into the world of LumberJocks. I have a few projects I want to start and post here already, but I think I will spend a good amount of time just lurking in the shadows and learning from you guys. Thanks to Mafe and his projects for leading me here! For pictures from boat school you can also fallow me on Instagram @eur0driver
-- May the wind blow ever at your back