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Location: Grand Junction, CO
I am fairly new to woodworking, having started about 5 years ago. It all startted after 22 years in the military and almost 10 years with a software company that I felt the need to do more through a hobby. It seemed that the more I thought about finding a hobby, the further away I was from finding one. Then, one Saturday morning, I sat watching the DIY program on TV, and watched David Marks on WoodWorks, making a three-panel screen from mohagany, hardboard, Japan paint, copper leaf sheets, and some chemicals for patinizing the copper. I was amazed at the beauty of the item and just "how simple" it seemed to make, with the right tools. I was "snagged"! I had the "fever". From that point on I was driven to build stuff.
My first projects were centered around just trying to mimic what David Marks did with the copper sheets--I made wood-framed "art" with panels that I had painted and patinized. I took Woodworking 101 at the local Woodcraft store, and then made some furniture pieces for the home. I changed jobs and had to move, which caused me to lose about 1 1/2 years of woodworking, but I finally was able to get back at it.
My time in the shop is usually on the weekends (like many, I suspect). so it takes a while to build things.
|added project||My First Mantel Clocks||08-30-2011 05:23 AM|
|commented on||Problem Child||02-09-2011 07:41 AM|
|added project||Checkers Table||02-09-2011 07:33 AM|
|added project||Large Patinized Copper Panel Art||02-09-2011 07:15 AM|
|added project||Fireplace Mantel Shelf||02-02-2011 03:07 PM|
|added project||Cornice Boards||02-02-2011 02:54 PM|
|added project||Keybox||02-02-2011 02:42 PM|
|added project||Cherry Sofa Table||02-02-2011 02:32 PM|
|added project||Wine Cabinet or Recycle Center||02-02-2011 02:25 PM|
|added project||Patinized Copper Panel||02-01-2011 03:43 PM|
|signed up||novowood's Profile||02-01-2011 04:31 AM|