Ever since I was a little
boy I have
enjoyed working with wood (and making fires with wood but that is
another story). Here are two of my earliest project
that I made for
my Mom. Notice the fine craftsmanship. The first one was made in the
Boy Scouts and the second one was made in wood shop class in junior
high. It was in wood shop that I caught the wood working bug.
It was one of my life's
eventually have a shop where I could build quality things out of wood.
That dream came true in 2002 when I finally had the space
necessary (in our then new Black Forest house) and could finally afford
to buy the tools necessary for producing good results. Good tools do
make a difference. Since then I
have been busy converting a lot of perfectly good wood into sawdust
learning how to woodwork for real. My wood shop is in one bay
our garage. This picture was
taken shortly after I cleaned up. Usually the shop (and our two cars)
are covered with sawdust of various kinds.
Over the last few years I
improving my wood working skills by making a lot of stuff out of many
different kinds of wood. Not all of it comes our perfect but I learn
something new from each piece I make. Another of my life's goals was to
make acoustic guitars but I knew I had to hone my wood working skills a
bunch before that could happen. Building furniture seemed a good place
to start and in fact we needed furniture for our basement so I have
concentrated my efforts there. As you will see from the pictures below,
over time I have built a bunch of stuff for all over our house and
garden. I have also built some guitars. The on
going saga of guitar construction can be seen here
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