What I Do
Design It ≈ Make It ≈ Blog It ≈ Sell It
I Design It
Everything I make starts with some sort of design. Sometimes it’s a sketch on a piece of scrap paper while other times I use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software such as Fusion 360 or ArtCAM.
I Make It
This is truly the fun part. I get to make something out of wood. The process is sometimes quick, sometimes not. But it always satisfies my urge to create. Just like the design process it is a blend of old and new techniques.
I Blog It
I love to create blog posts about the new things I design and make. Sharing the process with others helps me as well as helps the person viewing it. I have also started creating videos about my build process.
I Sell It
Well, ok, sometimes I sell it. Other times I make things just for the sheer joy of making them, and sometimes I sell them. I have an Etsy store as well as an online shop here on my website. Feel free to check them out.
Traditional vs. 21st Century
No matter what phase of the process I’m in, I will use the best tool in my toolbox for the job. Sometimes it’s a 21st century CNC router, sometimes it’s a 20th-century hand plane, and sometimes it’s a 19th-century workbench.
Hobby vs. Professional
I guess you could say that I am a semi-pro woodworker? Much of what I do is done as a hobbiest, however, I do sell some of my projects both in my Etsy shop as well as here in my own web store.
The Best Materials
I mainly work with North American hardwoods while adding in the occasional exotic wood as an embellishment. Some of my projects are actually made from lumber harvested from my own property.