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28 posts in 501 days
Location: Maui, Hawaii
I'm a husband, father, and grandfather. I'm also a guy who has recently found a deep and profound passion for woodcraft... or rather, I should say that the passion has been there since my childhood, and is just now surfacing. In my youth, I spent many hours with my father who was always building something. We didn't have much in the way of finances, so my dad built just about everything he could, from fences to furniture, and even some of the homes we lived in. He was a carpenter by trade, and a craftsman at heart. A couple years ago, I decided to make something for my daughter who really liked the Harry Potter books and movies, so I carved the "Elder Wand" for her out of a piece of oak left over from a closet shelf I installed (using the only woodworking tool I had, which was a pocket knife). The wand was a hit with my daughter, and many of her friends.
Fast forward almost two years, and toss in a move from a crowded city neighborhood in California to rural Haiku, Hawaii on the island of Maui, a now very slim wallet, and the need to DIY, and I've come full circle. I've found myself saying "I can make that" and a gate, or shelf, or table is born. I can hear my father's voice as I work... "with the grain", "let the saw do the work", "measure again", "take your time"... the memories flood in.
I've found my heart's home here in Hawaii, and even more so when I'm in the workshop. I've spent the last 25 years of my life working with technology, but now plan on doing whatever it takes to make the transition to woodworking full time... someday.
I'm very happy to have found LJ, and have spent many hours looking through projects that have been posted. I am inspired and amazed, and hope to be adding my own projects soon.
-- W. Muse, Maui Hawaii
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|commented on||Rustic Garden Toolbox||02-09-2015 02:18 AM|
|commented on||I-phone amp.||02-02-2015 07:39 AM|
|commented on||Saw benches||02-02-2015 05:56 AM|
|added project||Train Bed for my Grandson||02-02-2015 05:51 AM|
|added project||Rustic Garden Toolbox||02-02-2015 05:00 AM|
|commented on||Abbey Road Trestle Table||01-23-2015 05:20 AM|
|commented on||Greene & Greene Thorsen Table||08-10-2014 06:32 PM|
|commented on||Mysterious Miter Box||08-10-2014 06:24 PM|
|added project||Mysterious Miter Box||08-10-2014 04:28 AM|
|commented on||Maple picture frame||04-18-2014 08:24 AM|
|commented on||First dove tail box||03-30-2014 09:04 AM|
|commented on||Chorreador/ Costa Rican coffee maker||03-07-2014 12:02 AM|
|commented on||EBONIZED PINE COFFEE TABLE, RECLAIMED LUMBER||02-27-2014 06:26 AM|
|commented on||Walking stick display||02-23-2014 08:13 AM|
|commented on||PaPa's Grandkid ~ Mahogany Woodworking Bench & Stool||02-21-2014 07:37 AM|