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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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|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|
|added project||Ship's Hailing Board||04-19-2015 04:56 PM|
|added project||Challenge Coin Desk Pen Sets and display plaques||04-19-2015 02:42 AM|
|added project||KBar knife and challenge coin display rack||04-18-2015 03:53 AM|
|added project||Store fixtures for Rockler Woodworking and Hardware||04-18-2015 03:43 AM|
|added project||Drawers for sport fishing boat||04-12-2015 01:58 PM|
|added project||Chair leg replacement||04-09-2015 02:30 AM|
|added project||Wheel Back Windsor Style Rocker||04-09-2015 02:19 AM|
|added project||Cajon Drum||02-19-2015 05:02 AM|
|added project||Desk restoration||11-22-2014 09:15 PM|
|added project||Cutting Board with Four Bowls||10-09-2014 08:37 PM|
|added project||Hairdressing cabinet||09-16-2014 12:30 AM|