|Forum topic by Troutsman||posted 12-09-2011 02:31 AM||749 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
12-09-2011 02:31 AM
I just wanted to drop by and introduce myself. I stumbled upon this site while researching my passion of woodworking. My name is Russ Peterson and I live in the back woods of Utah in Birdseye on our 70 acre ranch. My love of the outdoors and woodworking gives me many hours of enjoying day dreams. I am lucky enough to work from home and work when I want to, so, often times my day dreams come first and I put work aside.
As a novice, I would love to get to know everyone and soak up as much information as possible while giving back to the community, where I can. My first projects will be turning pens, pencils, and chess figures. I plan on working with exotic materials such as moose, deer, cariobou, and elk antlers as well as woods. I have just made my first purchase on a mini lathe and cannot wait to get started. I am no novice to working with wood as I have been building with it for over 20 years but most of that could be contributed to wood butchering log homes, framing conventional homes as well as any large structure you can imagine, which is not very intricate. With knowledge on this different scale, I hope I am able to add some valuable input if anyone is looking in these areas.
I look forward to meeting the members of this site.