My name is Michael Griffith. I am a computer programmer by trade, thus I work in IT. I am a creative person and I am a deep thinker.
Why would I do woodworking? I like woodworking because I am able to be creative in a different way than I am at work. It is a big release for me to be able to work in my shop and relax.
I enjoy making projects for other people, things they would probably never think of themselves or I like to think of something they need and make it. That is what happened with my 1st project I did last year. Last year, I overheard one of my sister-in-laws mention that Mom needed a new cuttingboard. I did not say a thing, and I later went home, went out into the shop and started cutting wood. I built it our of a piece of oak and a 2×4. She loved it.
Since then, I have had several people ask me to build various things. Currently, I am working on the Nightstand.
-- Michael TX, Not even my wife understands my sense of humor.