1,000 sq. ft hillside shop with view of downtown Los Angeles for inspiration.
Sorry, I just logged on for the first time in over a month. I will post some pictures as soon as I clean it up. It gets real messy during Little League season.
I typically build elements for the main house, which we have been adding touches to for 10 years now. Occasionally i build something for sale. Actually, I recently bartered for a Kobe Bryant signature, by making a Purple heart pen/pencil set for him.
My first ephiany was in 1977 when I witnessed a man building a Paduk record cabinet. I subsequently now own the inspirational piece. I had to be able to build one I thought.So off I went on my tool buying and learing curve.
The second epihany and probably the most profound, was when I found the Legacy Woodworking machines. No this is not a sales pitch. The opportunity and easy ability to take my woodworking from square to round was the quintisential turning point in my progression. I am still riding that wave.
The third milestone came when I met a woman who LOVED wood, epecially quatered white oak antiques. We shared this tremdous attraction for both the wood and the antiques. She prompted me to add hand carved features to my work. This was new territory, but with a lot of practice, and some good tools, it is now the standard for most all my projects.I am still using antique turn of the century designs to mimic my work. It is simply a blast! Wood is an ever present thought in my mind. Rarely does it leave me,really. I find design ideas everywhere all the time.
" all's fair in love and wood "
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