Hello from Alaska...or Colorado...or North Carolina
Hello, my name is Scott Dillard and I have been a carpenter for about 12 years. I am from Alaska and spend my summers there, and in the winters I have been all over the place. 5 years ago I decided I wanted to be a woodworker so I've been learning everything I can from books, vidoes, practice, and people like yourself. I spent a few winters in North Carolina learning the ins and outs of Timber Framing, then I spent a long, difficult winter in Japan apprenticing with a Temple Carpenter. Last winter, and currently, I am in Carbondale Colorado. I have a very small shop where I build cabinets, timber frames, furniture, and coutnertops...although the work has been very hard to come by. I've learned a lot about woodworking over the years, but I have yet to figure out how to make a living doing it! I always have to go back to Alaska in the summers and swing a hammer to survive. My wife and I had a baby girl 2 months ago, so I better figure it out!
Thanks letting me be a part of this, I look forward to being an active member in this forum.