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Location: Streamwood Il
My name is Pat May I have been a professional carpenter for 20 +years. Mostly working for larger companies. Trained as a cabinet maker. Now I build trade show booths. I enjoy working with real wood. I live in a town home , with a small shop in the basement
Smaller projects are more my speed. I enjoy making boxes, they are the right size for my short attention span. I am always looking for the perfect piece of pencil line spalted Maple .
I stay away from tropical woods. I don't know whos' rainforest they cut down to get it. I try to only work with domestic lumber or salvaged wood, some I find in the local tree trimming lot, destined for the fire place. Some I dig out of the ground. I do not use any stains on my projects. I finish my boxes with oil and wax. I never use stains I feel that I did not use the right piece of wood if I have to stain it different color.
Bog woods are the ultimate in recycling. Imagine working with a piece of wood that grew 50,000 years before you were born. It is amazing to hold a piece of wood and to think of what was going on when the tree was growing. What the area looked like? What animals were walking beneath its branches?
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|replied on||Rockler rubber bands||07-11-2016 12:05 AM|
|started topic||Rockler rubber bands||07-04-2016 11:56 AM|
|added project||Bog oak pet urn||09-09-2012 11:31 PM|
|commented on||"Aspire"||05-12-2011 11:56 PM|
|added project||Large Celtic Box||05-12-2011 04:02 AM|
|commented on||Small wall cabinet||04-09-2011 02:59 AM|
|commented on||PNW Maple cheese boards||04-07-2011 03:38 AM|
|commented on||Reclaimed white oak box||03-31-2011 03:05 AM|
|commented on||mom's jewelry box||02-13-2011 04:27 PM|
|added project||Celtic Box #4||01-08-2011 05:46 PM|
|commented on||Plumwood Pencil Box||10-16-2010 05:06 AM|
|commented on||Mystery Wood - Trying to identify||10-14-2010 12:51 PM|
|commented on||In memory of my dog, Shiver||10-08-2010 02:25 AM|
|commented on||Boats||09-30-2010 03:23 AM|
|commented on||Bog Oak and turquoise||09-28-2010 02:17 AM|