Some guys learn engine work while growing up, or fishing, or gain a passion for professional sports teams. I was fortunate to have a dad and grandad very capable with tools. After 10+ years renovating and expanding our 1898 home, my wife and I are busy raising four kids. Time in the shop is just one of many things that compete for attention. I gained a love of antiques from my mother, and that is clearly exhibited in my tools. My standing goal is to raise my skill level to the point that I can make quality pieces worthy of passing along to my children.
Pet Peeves: Pompous arses, trolls and contrarians.