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104 posts in 1798 days
Location: Santee, CA
I've been a woodworker for over fifty years. My father taught me finish carpentry and basic cabinet making as a kid starting at age eight. The rest I learned by doing, by trial and error and by reading. I have a fully equipped wood shop in my garage. I started a small woodworking business from there when I retired from the Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer.
I do mostly small jobs that most shops don't want to be bothered with. For quite a few years I did lots of woodcutting for arts and craft women who didn't have woodworking husbands. That has died off and I do very little craft related jobs. My niche now is furniture repair and some small cabinets. I've teamed up with a very busy local furniture repair business. I repair the furniture, they pick it up and do the stain matching and finish work. A perfect arrangement for both of us.
I also worked as a retail associate for Rockler Woodworking and Hardware in San Diego for 23 plus years. There I got to advise other woodworkers and share my woodworking knowledge. I do scroll saw demonstrations at the store near the Christmas holidays.
I'm pretty much totally immersed in woodworking and love it.
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|added project||Table restoration||02-21-2016 01:38 AM|
|added project||Tent Trailer Cabinet Modifications||02-11-2016 04:06 AM|
|added project||Louvered Panel||01-26-2016 11:49 PM|
|commented on||Toy wooden vacuum||11-14-2015 07:19 PM|
|added project||Little Library||11-13-2015 11:14 PM|
|added project||Tall panel raising technigue||09-24-2015 03:16 AM|
|commented on||Greene and Greene Curio Cabinet #5: The End||08-10-2015 01:31 AM|
|added project||Painted sign||08-06-2015 03:12 PM|
|commented on||Navy "Mustang" Sea Chest||07-21-2015 02:52 PM|
|added project||Toy wooden vacuum||06-11-2015 03:30 AM|
|added project||Bed Post Repair||06-04-2015 06:31 PM|
|added project||Power Carving Dust Collector Box||06-04-2015 06:05 PM|
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