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I would have to say that my passion for woodworking began at a very young age. I would relentlessly follow my grandfather around his woodshop and inquisitively watch him work. When he wasn't around I would sneak in and explore. The only tool I knew I could use with out getting hurt, or in trouble,was the vise. I can honestly say that every toy that would fit was at some point in that vise. I loved that he was always so organized with everything labeled and in a seperate jars (recycled baby food or other food jars, of course). Some of my best memories are those afternoons we spent together going through those jars and him teaching me life's lessons.

Years later I had a friend who lost a wooden lid for her coffee cup. I went home and cut out the shape from some spare wood over my kitchen sink with a not so sharp hack saw. Which left me with a very big sanding job just to make it useable…

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  • Born on October 5
  • Joined June 24, 2012

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I would have to say that my passion for woodworking began at a very young age. I would relentlessly follow my grandfather around his woodshop and inquisitively watch him work. When he wasn't around I would sneak in and explore. The only tool I knew I could use with out getting hurt, or in trouble,was the vise. I can honestly say that every toy that would fit was at some point in that vise. I loved that he was always so organized with everything labeled and in a seperate jars (recycled baby food or other food jars, of course). Some of my best memories are those afternoons we spent together going through those jars and him teaching me life's lessons.

Years later I had a friend who lost a wooden lid for her coffee cup. I went home and cut out the shape from some spare wood over my kitchen sink with a not so sharp hack saw. Which left me with a very big sanding job just to make it useable. When a very special person in my life realized the quality and limited amount of tools I had to make this coffee lid, he surprised me with a shop full of working functionable tools.

The first project I did was a stool for my niece, just like my grandfather had made for me so many years ago. From there the rest is history. I started making all sorts of items and began to get orders. So here I am and still getting orders.

I want to say a special thank you to my grandfather who was my inspiration in all this and to John who made it all happen, Thank you!!! I love you both so much.

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