Exiled to Missouri
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Aurora, IL & Conception, MO
Still new to woodworking
Hello everbody. My name is Fr. Thomas Bailey. I am a Benedictine monk of Marmion Abbey (Aurora, IL) and I will be 30 y.o. next month. I currently work in seminary formation in Conception, MO, where I also teach history and am working on my Masters Degree at Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO). I have been working around wood since I was young when my father received from my great uncle his Shopsmith Mark V. It is a tool that I still use today, it is a great machine. Unfortunately, I have never had time to study under any great master, so I have just picked stuff up along the way. From my father I also learned how to refinish antiques, though its been a long time since I did any caning. I am most interested in furniture building and refinishing. I have completed on my own a bookcase and a casket, this summer I hope to build a desk for myself.