Charlotte, NC, US
I started working wood with my father in his small shop. Not much fine furniture making but a lot of home improvement projects and some cabinetry work. While in college, I worked summers building custom homes. A great job and some very good experience.
Over the last 15 years or so, I have been adding to my collection of tools and improving my fine woodworking skills. Mostly self taught but I have taken some hand tool classes with a focus on joinery. Currently exploring the possibility of additional formal training like the 12 week intensive course offered by the Center for Fine Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine.
A couple years ago I graduated from a part time garage shop to a dedicated structure where I spend as much free time as I can scrape together. The shop is very roomy at a little over 1000 sq ft, excellent dust collection, a custom built bench and a comprehensive collection of hand and power tools. Projects have mostly been for my household - some my design and others following designs by others. I recently completed the spinner table that Garrett Hack showcased on one of the video series on the FWW website. A great challenging project.
I made some minor tweek's to Garrett's plans and wood selection. The legs are cherry. Aprons and top are maple. Drawer bottom is Douglas fir. Ebony "socks" give the legs…
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