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I've been drawing, designing, and making things ever since I can remember. Never wanted to do anything else really! I've tried many, many different media and materials, and made a wide variety of things, both artistic and functional. I especially enjoy making artistic things that can be put to use...that other artists or workers can use in their own pursuits. There's nothing more fun for me than seeing some great work done with one of my tools!

I do all my work with simple tools that would have been familiar to an 18th century craftsman...a bandsaw, drill press and sander are the only power tools used. I enjoy doing thing as much as possible 'on my own power', as both a philosophy and an entertaining challenge. Another great aspect of my work is getting to use primarily recycled and reclaimed materials...Taking an old, battered tool or a salvaged hunk of wood and using it…

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  • Born on March 2
  • Joined December 24, 2007

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Steel, wood, leather, horn, bone, shellac

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About

I've been drawing, designing, and making things ever since I can remember. Never wanted to do anything else really! I've tried many, many different media and materials, and made a wide variety of things, both artistic and functional. I especially enjoy making artistic things that can be put to use...that other artists or workers can use in their own pursuits. There's nothing more fun for me than seeing some great work done with one of my tools!

I do all my work with simple tools that would have been familiar to an 18th century craftsman...a bandsaw, drill press and sander are the only power tools used. I enjoy doing thing as much as possible 'on my own power', as both a philosophy and an entertaining challenge. Another great aspect of my work is getting to use primarily recycled and reclaimed materials...Taking an old, battered tool or a salvaged hunk of wood and using it to make something new.

My wife Carrie and I live way out in rural New Mexico, where we enjoy hiking in the high desert and seeing Javelinas on our porch. We are working on a house made of straw-bales, which is nearly complete...

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