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Location: Oregon and Alaska

I'm a wildland firefighter by trade and work for the Alaska Division of Forestry. I winter and have my home shop in Salem, OR. In the summer I work on a remote Initial Attack Fire Base in SW Alaska. My base is in the Village of McGrath, about 200 miles from the nearest road. On base we have a simple wood shop where I got my first fix working with wood on real tools like a table saw, sander, planer and router. We have to be fairly self sufficient due to the extreme remote nature of our base. It didn't take long for my newfound addiction to blow out of control.

When I returned home to Oregon at the end of the 2017 fire season I set to work cleaning out my very small garage and building up a proper wood shop. Even though I've only been in it for a few years, I feel like my journey to becoming a proper wood smith is progressing nicely. I learn something every time go go out to the shop and look forward to making art from the beautiful medium that is wood. My work may at times be unconventional, but I prefer to work outside the box, even when I'm making a box.

-- - I learn more from my failures than my successes.

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commented on Folding Workbench 02-11-2019 08:48 PM
commented on Adding LED Lights to Your Tools 02-11-2019 08:29 PM
commented on Adding LED Lights to Your Tools 02-11-2019 08:25 PM
added blog entry Adding LED Lights to Your Tools 02-11-2019 07:13 PM
commented on Router Table Upgrade 02-07-2019 03:53 AM
commented on The Anti-Dog Door 02-06-2019 03:17 AM
added blog entry Alaska Cabin #3: The Live Edge Counter 02-06-2019 02:51 AM
added blog entry Alaska Cabin #2: Diamond Willow & Agate Cabin Kitchen Lights 02-06-2019 01:33 AM
added blog entry Alaska Cabin #1: Diamond Willow & Agate Cabin Bed Lights 02-05-2019 10:39 PM
added project The Anti-Dog Door 02-05-2019 10:26 AM
added project Purpleheart Magnetic Phone Stand 02-05-2019 08:15 AM
commented on The Box-From-A-Block Jig 02-04-2019 04:30 PM
added blog entry Router Table Upgrade 02-04-2019 11:54 AM
commented on My Folding Workbench 02-04-2019 10:00 AM
added workshop MattsManCrafts's Workshop 02-04-2019 07:28 AM

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