|Project by Joel Tille||posted 08-16-2007 04:40 AM||5382 views||8 times favorited||24 comments|
Hey, I’m Jordan Tille, the son of Joel and Susan. I’ll list some highlights from the Humboldt Independent’s article about my castles.
I had started my castle making a couple years ago when I saw a seminar in Des Moines about bandsaws and how you could cut these castles from a band saw. Doug Hicks was the instructor, he’s been doing these to raise money for charities for about twenty years. I was curious and looked at them after the show and had said it would be something I would like to try someday.
Well that “someday” came very quickly when one morning my dad wakes me up and asks me if I remember anything from that seminar. I do my best to state everything I can remember and by the time I was done we were in the garage and there sat a brand new bandsaw he had bought just for me.
We get it set up and I try my hand at it on a blank piece of scrap and first thing that happened was the piece fell out and wouldn’t stay. My dad and I laughed as I remembered I had forgotten to set the table at an angle. After adjusting it I tried again and behold, I had my first successful cut. After that I made my first and second castle. After a while it was just another hobby but then I ran into a problem at school. I wasn’t going to be able to play the same instrument I had for the previous year so I decided I was going to sell castles to raise money for my own instrument.
I have purchased an instrument with my money but it was not what I had first set out to buy. I am equally happy with what I did buy. Instead of a contra alto clarinet, I purchased a beautiful black lacquer tenor saxophone with brass keying and mother of pearl fingerings.
List of the instruments I currently play:
Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contra Alto Clarinet, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Drum (marching band), and I am reading a lesson book on how to play the Banjo.
Thanks for viewing my post on one of my projects and I hope to be adding more in the future.
-- Joel Tille