A dear friend was going through her attic and pulled out two boxes of her great grandfather’s hand planes. She and her husband were discussing what to do with them, they decided to give them to me their carpenter friend. I am humbled by her ...
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Location: Snohomish WA
I live in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a hard working proud father of three kiddos. My story has changed since I first joined up here. I have been fying for the US Forest Service during the fire season and working as a carpenter in the off season. I'm now focusing more on my carpentry business.
I own a small shop and perform remodels out of my box van. I also own and operate a small horizontal band sawmill, which I really enjoy using. I haven't gotten enough milling in yet, I have a long wishlist of lumber I want to cut. Being in building, I get the opportunity to log a property now and then which supplies me with logs, If I only had more time to mill. I have a bench set aside in my shop that is my hand tools only bench. I am steadily adding to my restored and new hand tools. I also get great satisfaction out of working with hand tools, although I have to admit I don't have time to plane boards square and flat, kiddos remember, so I mill my parts with machines then perform the joinery with the hand tools.
I also like to fish, hunt birds, ride horses, and archery. I am aspiring to get into blacksmithing hopefully soon.
Feel free to drop me a message anytime.
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