My name is Vjeko. I’m a beginner woodworker. My background is in telecommunications/electronics and a load of other things. I’ve lived most of my life in Australia, then Germany and now I’m back in Croatia (my country of birth).
I’ve always felt I’ve been missing some creativity in my life with hectic work, pressure etc. and have wanted to express myself in a creative way via woodworking. Unfortunately, until now either I haven’t had time , space or tools.
Now I’m between jobs and as we have a couple of apartments which need builtins, beds and tables before being rented out, I thought of using the opportunity to get tools, learn woodworking and save some money at the same time. Well, I’m under pressure again (interesting how pressure follows me) , so hope I can cope and succeed in these projects with the little woodwork experience and help from lumberjocks. Once I’ve completed these projects, I hope to do something more artistic and without pressure ;).
-- Vjeko Balas - Croatia