Some of my other interests along with woodworking include fly fishing, an occasional golf game, model railroading
and especially history. I think history is important to us not only as individuals and American's but also to those who carry
on the craft of woodworking.
With the decline in our education system of the special craft training classes, other than specialized vocational
schools, it seems more apparent and important to pass on any knowledge we have acquired or have studied in our education
to our children or those who will listen. I don't know how many times I've been told 'How talented I am' or 'How fortunate
I am to have the gift of being creative' which brings us back to the two things I firmly believe and have mentioned
in my opening statement and that is 'creative' and 'heritage'. As you will notice throughout this site I have placed
a few pictures of my Grandfather and Great Grandfather in their shops with the purpose of not only showing some of my
heritage but to help promote the history of woodworking on to those who might be interested in passing this along to their
As new settlers arrived in this country to forge a new independence, they came from all walks of life and their
talents were abundant. Blacksmith's, candle-makers, farmers, seamstresses, carpenters, bakers and many other skilled craftsman
were arriving and the talent pool was endless. Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.
In this site you will find accumulated woodworking information with links on the lumber and logging industry,
period furniture and our ancestry who have brought us down the path of woodworking.