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15 posts in 3019 days
Location: Memphis, TN
I am an avid hobby woodworker looking to start my own business someday. For now, I make my living programming computers. I love making traditional, 18th century style furniture, particularly Queen Anne, Chippendale and Shaker. I long to try my hand at several other styles, including Federal and Hepplewhite. However, I'm not particularly fond of Mission (Arts & Crafts).
My favorite aspect of woodworking is carving and hand-shaping furniture elements. I like turning project parts, but I'm not much into turning just for the sake of turning. I particularly HATE hand sanding, but it's a necessary evil for all projects, so I'm trying to overcome my disdain.
I taught myself pretty much everything I know about this craft. I truly enjoy doing it, and look for excuses to make new stuff. Each time I start a new project, I try to incorporate a new technique into each design so that I can stretch my skill set further.
Some things I have yet to try, but would like to:
- Steam Bending
-- Being nice gets you stuff!
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|commented on||Zebrawood bow front vanity||01-10-2009 12:34 AM|
|replied on||IS RIDGID ALL THAT GOOD OR JUST OUT THERE IN YOUR FACE||03-24-2008 09:13 PM|
|replied on||Beginning carving thoughts and suggestions||02-22-2008 11:35 PM|
|commented on||My work place,,,,"Come on in."||02-18-2008 11:52 PM|
|commented on||Cherry Kitchen with hand carvings||02-12-2008 05:59 PM|
|commented on||Carved Mahogany Dining Table||02-04-2008 06:31 PM|
|commented on||Veneered Buffet Cabinet||02-01-2008 11:51 PM|
|commented on||Walnut Mantel with carved panels||02-01-2008 05:24 PM|
|commented on||Cheval Mirror||02-01-2008 05:21 PM|
|replied on||Complimentary Woods - Jewelry Box.||02-01-2008 04:12 AM|
|replied on||your most influential woodworkers?||01-31-2008 05:34 PM|
|commented on||Not just any box.....(It's all about the inside)||01-30-2008 04:40 PM|
|added project||Shaker School Desks||01-30-2008 01:09 AM|
|added project||Bed of Roses||01-30-2008 01:06 AM|
|added project||Walnut Hall Tree||01-30-2008 01:01 AM|