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Location: Fairhope, Alabama
Trying to wrap who I am into a nutshell sized description can most likely be harder than any project I have ever attempted. If I go long, (and I normaly do), I apologize ahead of time.
I work for a Jewish carpenter who became the perfect sacrifice for all mankind. His name is Jesus, and it is in Him that I find forgiveness, peace, strength, joy, and my true worth. I'm not a Bible thumper. I am a Bible reader, which makes me a believer. I truely hope you can find what I have in the Son of God. This is the number one most important thing in my life. The second most important thing in my life is my family. My wife and I have two boys, 24 and 18.
The only real hobby I have spawns from my work. This May will be 27 years as a carpenter. The first 23 years, I did interior trim on new homes. The last 14 of which, I was self-employed. Four years ago, I was able to take a position as a service tech with a local door and window company. I spent the next three years covering from Panama city, Florida to New Orleans La. A little over a year ago, I was asked by the owner of my company to begin working in the specialty dept. of our mill. I now build all custom doors, replacement wood window sash, and any other kind of wooden project they can sell. This coming October (2011), I will be taking over as head of that department. I almost feel guilty, because my "shop" at home isn't even a closed in room. I just have tools on my carport. But every day, I get to use some of the best equipment I could ever need. Some of these tools are 60 years old or more. I really enjoy my work though. I also just love to come home after working in the mill and fiddle around with some little something I dreamed up during the day.
I do have a few projects to post and will get pictures up as soon as I get a chance. Some of these are a simple box with a padlock. It is made from walnut. I built it to keep my sons snacks in so he won't eat them all at once. **Side note** This is my 24 yr old son, and he is severely autistic. Another project I have completed is our dining room table. This is the most involved thing I have ever done. You'll understand when the pics are up. But as for now I can tell you, it is four feet by eight feet. My wife calls it her harvest table. We had twelve folks around it at Thanksgiving one year. It has sixteen different species of wood, and 737 pieces inlayed. The design is a sampler patchwork quilt with 21 different quilt blocks out of wood.
I also make inlay wall hangings, and even something as small as guitar picks.
I hope I didn't go too long with this. I am looking forward to meeting new friends and would love to offer any help where I can. As for now, be blessed and stay safe in Him.
-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3
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