I’ve been doing recreational woodworking almost my entire life. I did not have any formal training until 1992 when I was a junior in high school. This is where I took a two year vocational training course were we built 2 houses and did pretty much everything involved with them from laying out the dig site to finish carpentry.
During that time I worked in the instructor’s cabinet shop for two years plus some summers while I was away at college.
After this I took up small projects – mostly fixing or creating one time items to fill a need such as kitchen cabinet, kitchen cabinet doors, resizing various items, etc.
Within the past 3 to 4 years I have gotten more serious about my woodworking skills purchasing additional equipment for my shop and learning newer skills and techniques.
I will post some pictures when I have some additional time but these are a few of my current and past projects that I am doing or have worked on.
- Slimline Pens
- Cabinets – Kitchen, Storage and Utility
- Cabinet Doors
- Cutting Boards – Edge and End Grain
- Finishing off my garage
- An Additional Kitchen Cabinet to match existing set
- Kitchen Cabinet Height Reduction for a Microwave
- Fireplace Mantel
- Media Shelf for CDs, DVDs, etc
- Large Bookshelf
- Clothes Basket Storage Hanger
- Maple Counter Top
While these are woods I have used in the past, I always looking to branch out. I used about 50% reclaimed and 50% new.
- Oak (White and Red)
- Yellow Heart
- Various Pen Blanks