Times, they are a changin’. Our newest addition is here – a healthy girl born yesterday. I have, of course, pictures on Flickr and a blog post at my personal site. I even have my first video uploaded to Flickr! Head over to the Gra...
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Location: Gainesville, GA
I'm a professional, father, friend, husband, and eccentric in an expanded community in northeast Georgia where I live, work, and play. Woodworking is but one of my hobbies, though probably the one I've put the most money into.
I worked with my step-dad into my late teens in his garage shop. He maintained his own woodworking business and was fairly successful in the venture. I cut my teeth on Red Oak because that was all he ever used.
From my experience as his apprentice, I have learned to have an unusual dislike for Red Oak, and I have realized that I like the process of the craft even better than the results.
I am a fan of the Arts & Crafts movement; especially so of the American artisans that popularized the movement here, and who's timeless designs still inspire craftsmen today. I have a fondness for hand tools, but also recognize where a machine tool is just smarter! Between Tage Frid's practical approach and the inefficient wonders that grace magazines such as Fine Woodworking and Woodworking Magazine, I am seeking to balance my designs with function, form, and frugality!
-- It takes a viking to raze a village. &mdash Blog'r: http://www.gradin.com
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|added project||Ikea Bunk Bed Hack||100 days ago|
|commented on||Djembe Meticulous||378 days ago|
|added project||Djembe Meticulous||378 days ago|
|added project||Pinewood Derby Trophies!||378 days ago|
|replied on||Drum Making....tried it?||1495 days ago|
|commented on||Spoon Carving||1495 days ago|
|commented on||Shop Flooring||1495 days ago|
|commented on||Eye Candy||1542 days ago|
|commented on||Composter||1897 days ago|
|commented on||"Thunder Head" Djembe Drum||1953 days ago|
|added project||"Thunder Head" Djembe Drum||1954 days ago|
|added project||Refinishing: Dining Room Table||2006 days ago|
|added blog entry||Sorscha Valkyrie is Here!||2006 days ago|
|added blog entry||Applying a Varnish||2007 days ago|
|commented on||Refinishing a Dining Room Table||2013 days ago|
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Oddly, I have lived for the last couple of years or more without a dining room table. We have utilized a fold-out picnic table for the purpose of this necessity, though we rarely eat at home anyway (anyone want to have us over for dinner?). We...
I spent Memorial Day weekend breaking ground on the leveling part of this project. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get my hands on decent railroad ties until I had already spent the money on something less important like food. There are ra...