I took a couple of shop classes in high school, and enjoyed them enough. I've always had an interest in how things are made, and woodshop fit right in.
But being raised by a single mom, I had no access to either the tools or the knowledge.
Buying a home and starting a family changed that. So I decided to "pick up" woodworking. With magazines, catalogs, a knowledgeable neighbor and knowledgeable friend, I set out to learn.
My first real project was building a cradle for my soon to be born child. Inspired by an article in Woodsmith Magazine, I built a cradle. Then a high chair, ...
This section shows some of those early projects. My tastes, skills, interests, and tools have evolved considerably over time, but these are a good representation of the journey.