Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Chitown cornfields
Welcome and you have my respect (from a fellow vet).
Nice piece , by the way. Love the coloring.
Likewise I grew up with my grandfather and my dad both working wood. My grandfather was flat out a master woodworker, my dad does some but is a decoy carver, and won many show ribbons. So I come along, born in Detroit and my genetics lost a chromosone or something, and I started restoring cars, but did choose a job as an architect and did some construction along the way.
As of late, my interests have turned to building furniture and at age 57, I'm a late starter. Luckily my design background is giving me a head start but working fine joinery? Fuhgedaboutit ! I work with rough cut damaged logs and log cuts.
The last thing I want to do is join edges together. No Norm Abrahms here. No fancy tools or massive shop for wood. Chain saw/grinder/da sander/chisels/sandpaper. I work with little more than that.
Wood and cars ! Mostly cars (sorry guys....still some genetic damage)
Last edited by aardvark; 11-16-2011 at 05:47 AM.