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Location: Forestville, CA
Website: http://www.sonomastainedglass.com

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and from a very early age loved to work with wood. Also from an early age, I was fascinated by the stained glass windows seen in those days mostly in churches.

Since my two passions were fine woodworking and stained glass, a few years ago I decided to combine my woodworking and glass art, the result being pieces such as I'm doing now.

After living in Hawaii for the last 19 years and running a successful business there, our too-quickly-growing-up grandkids were becoming more and more a long-distance part of their lives, and it became essential that we all be closer together. After much soul-searching, in late 2011 we relocated to the beautiful California Sonoma County Redwoods, along the Russian River.

It is now December, 2012, and my new woodworking shop and glass studio are in full swing. I've still got some work in Hawaii galleries and now in Sonoma County galleries, as well.

My woodworking shop includes all of the usual power tools that a woodworking nut accumulates over some 55 years in the business. The glass studio is a separate building behind our home and is a cozy workspace that is just big enough to accommodate a large inventory of glass, a generous work table, a glass bandsaw, grinder and other tools, and, of course, a great music system.

I do the pieces as seen on my Web site, plus commission work, too. I'll take on residential installations of art-glass panels and also custom wood-framed, back-lighted art-glass displays.

Life is good here on “The River!”

-- Skip, Forestville, CA, http://www.sonomastainedglass.com

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#1 posted 10-01-2012 12:30 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 10-01-2012 12:45 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

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#3 posted 10-01-2012 12:55 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! You’ll find this to be the best woodworking site on the net!.
Glad to have you join us!!!.........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 10-01-2012 02:13 AM

Thanks, everybody! I accidentally happened on the site when looking through some Google images for Craftsman Style furniture. I want to build a Morris chair like my Grampa had and I’m still trying to find the right design. I haven’t had a lot of time on the site yet, but will come back over the next few days. So far, great! I see lots of wisdom being exchanged, and that is certainly a good thing.

-- Skip, Forestville, CA, http://www.sonomastainedglass.com

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#5 posted 10-01-2012 03:03 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 10-01-2012 03:15 AM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#7 posted 10-04-2012 11:31 PM

Welcome to LJ…..beautiful lamp….the design really shows the art glass and the woodworking to best advantage.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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