Hi, my name is Dennis Caskey. I am a… wait for it… Christian, Husband, father, homeschool principle, woodworker, Etsy shop owner, occasional golfer, software programmer, injection mold designer, CAD (Computer Aided Design) user, IT guy for my wife’s website, web designer, struggling health nut, and amateur photographer.
Wow, that’s quite a list. Oh, and now I’m a woodworking blogger.
For over 20 years I have worked in the automotive industry doing various jobs in the injection molding of plastic parts; from CNC programming of mold steel to designing production and prototype molds, all using various high-end Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs.
While of this sounds really cool, or maybe it doesn’t, it is very… functional and mechanical?? I’m not really sure how to describe it, other than to say that it wasn’t very creative. It was very ‘left side of the brain.’
That’s where woodworking came in. Woodworking allows me to use my right side of the brain, the creative side. I love working with wood. It challenges me both mechanically and artistically.
You might think that if you looked around my house, you might find a lot of my projects decorating it. Truth is, most of what I have made was given as gifts to other people. I love making things for people and seeing the joy it brings to them. I do have a very long list of projects that I need to make for my home.
My sincere hope for this website is that I can inspire you to make something for those around you that will bring them joy for years to come.
Aside from woodworking, well, there is that whole list of things at the beginning of this page that keep me busy, but mainly I enjoy spending time with my family.
I currently live in a small town just outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan. My wife, Michelle, and I homeschool our two sons, Ben and Sam. We all enjoy a good basketball game (watching and playing), as well as a good discussion about the latest Star Wars movie.
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