Howdy from NW Arkansas
Name is Brad, BHOFM means Bald Headed Old Fat Man.
Retired photographer, turned teacher, totally retired.
Married, wife Kimberle', also retired, model, lawyer
teacher. One daughter, three grand kids, Kayla 8,
David and Jason 11. No pets.
Wife and I are both pilots, own a 1939 Stearman.
Sailing is my first love, then flying, and wood working.
Started sailing in 1949, flying in 1958, Took up
photography in 1966. Spent most of my life traveling,
photographing F1 and sports car racing. Taught
Aviation science and history for 8 years.
My Great Great Grandfather, Great Grandfather
and Grandfather were all wood workers by trade.
Dad did a lot also, built wooden racing boats in the
late 40's and early 50's. I have a lot of tools of three
generations of wood working.
Several years ago we sold our big sailboat, Catalina
25 due to rising costs of mooring, from $600 a year
to nearly ten times that.
I build clocks and boats and boat models. Current
project is a 12' sailboat. My shop is only 12'X16'
so that is about as big as I can go.
I am a pack rat by natured and spend a lot of time
looking for cheap, free, used wood. All my clocks
are done with recycled wood and a lot of the stuff
for the boat came from the dumpster at a local
I joined a boat building forum, but their main interests
were fiberglass and metal and for the most part
large boats. As well as some rather rude members.
Then I joined an Australian wood working forum,
they were a nice bunch, very nice, but I just don't
feel like I fit in, half the time I don't know what they
are talking about.
Here is a shot of the boat in the shop.
One clock for an old pallet skid and the
other is old flooring.
My study furniture for old pallets and other junk
My haul from the dumpster today.
Last edited by BHOFM; 11-18-2008 at 09:46 AM.