WOODWORKING

Knowledge of natural, & engineered wood products, laminates, and experienced in the construction/fabrication, milling, surfacing, joinery, and finishing of same.  I love to work with color, and wood is the perfect canvas for color.  There are types of woods that showcase their natural color, i.e. they grow that way.  And there are also species of woods that are perfect to add color to.  Oak is one such species.  Oak has a great grain pattern that allows for coloring and depth.

I also like wood in its natural state, what’s not to like about wood?  Natural wood takes all types of finish very well.  I am always amazed by what comes out of a piece after it has been finished.  I always look forward to the first coat of oil finish that brings out the grain, color, depth, and pattern in the piece.  It’s very exciting!  I Have developed a keen eye to analyze the potential of an outdated piece in order to give it new life.  Often time, it is most cost-effective to use what you already have, and repurpose it in someway to achieve the function and look one desires.

 

PROJECTS

  • Fireplace Mantle
  • Small freestanding Patio Deck
  • Portable Kitchen Island
  • Frameless Cabinet with Drawer
  • Keepsake boxes
  • Router Table w/drawers
  • Interior Decorator for condo ( see Gallery of Work )
  • Installation of crown molding and chair rails
  • Interior Painting

 

EXPERIENCE USING THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT:  (* Denotes my ability to service this tool)

  • SAWSTOP 10″ INDUSTRIAL CABINET SAW *some service not extensive, basic cleaning,installation of blades, and calibration
  • Vertical & table panel saws
  • Band Saw *
  • Miter Saw *
  • Grinder
  • Edge Sander *
  • Drum Sander
  • Spindle Sander *
  • Shaper *
  • Drill Press
  • Jointer *
  • Planer
  • Vacuum Press for veneer
  • BLUM Mini Press * some service not extensive, performed basic repair of hydraulics

Powered Hand Tools:

  • Routers
  • Sanders
  • Planer
  • Drill
  • Jig Saw
  • Circular Saw
  • Reciprocal Saw
  • biscuit joiner
  • Domino Joiner
  • Dowel Machine
  • Pneumatic nail gun & Stapler.

Hand Tools:  Chisels, Block Planes, Saws, etc…

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Very comfortable using stains and dyes
  • Experience in the application of multiple varieties of finishes to achieve desire outcomes
  • Experience with veneers/application. 
  • Adept in using CAD software to design pieces 2 and 3 dimensional from initial concept to final rendering. 
  • Experience in drafting, both architectural and mechanical drawing
  • I have the ability to interpret drawing plans and schematics.

 

OVERALL

Highly personable, outgoing individual with 19 years of professional experience.  Having within the last year being able to convert what was once a hobby into specialize training leading to a career in woodworking.  Providing a high-level of drive, initiative, energy, and resourcefulness, to achieve maximum results Accustomed to making high-level independent decisions, and meeting deadlines. 

Ability to utilize a multitude of resources, combining excellent investigative skills, employing sound, and critical judgment.  Knowledgeable and adept @ using various software programs, including Microsoft Family of products, and website design programs such as Artisteer, and WORDPRESS Blogging and Content Management System.

Prior working experience in multifaceted environments, combined in Homeless Missions, Personal Banking, Law Enforcement, Condo Management, Computer Retail Sales Management /Administration, and Education.  Offering thirteen years combined professional, multi-level administrative experience.  Highly detailed, and organized with excellent written, verbal, and communicative abilities.