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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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|added project||Cutting Board with Four Bowls||10-09-2014 08:37 PM|
|added project||Hairdressing cabinet||09-16-2014 12:30 AM|
|commented on||Presidential Seal Shadow Box||08-05-2014 02:46 PM|
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|commented on||Baseball bat bar stool||01-04-2014 04:22 AM|
|commented on||End Grain Butcher Block Cutting Board||01-04-2014 04:21 AM|
|added project||End Grain Butcher Block Cutting Board||01-03-2014 04:00 AM|
|added project||Trestle Benches||12-03-2013 02:21 AM|
|added project||Sign||08-11-2013 05:47 AM|
|added project||Banquette table||04-18-2013 07:04 PM|
|added project||Signs||02-12-2013 01:05 AM|
|added project||Make Art - Make a Difference Sign||01-18-2013 04:58 PM|