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Location: St. Francis, MN
I started my woodworking back in the fifties helping my grandfather in his small shop. It was in his shop that I found my love for woodworking at the ripe old age of 9. Growing up on a dairy farm in the fifties didn’t leave a lot of time to pursue a hobby but I did manage to tackle some small projects that helped contribute to the farm. In high school I did get a chance to hone my skills in woodshop for a couple of years but after high school it was off to the military for a 4 years stint that included some time in S.E.Asia. After that it was pursuing further education, getting a job and getting married. My work kept us moving every few months so it wasn’t until I took a position in the home office in the eighties that I was first able to acquire some tools and get serious about this hobby.
My first saw was an old Craftsman RAS that my brother in law had picked up at a flea market in the Bay Area. The thing was a pile of rust but after a lot of elbow grease finally got it to do the job for a few years. In the 90's I was fortunate to be able to afford a Delta tilting arbor saw with the Unifence which I still use to this day.
After 38 years with a fortune 50 company I decided to retire this past year and spend more time with my hobby. In addition to the woodworking I work part time at my local golf course.
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