Hi, my name is Doug. been into crafting things from wood for about 15y now. Still just as into it as I was in the earliest days.
During the week I am a software analyst, and on the weekends I work for one of the bigger Woodworking Supply stores. The discounts are sweet, but it leaves me lacking in free time to spend in the shop.
I consider myself an intermediate skill set. I am not advanced and none of my projects are going to grace the cover of Fine Woodworking any time soon. With that said, I have a fair amount of confidence in my ability to craft and to problem solve in the shop.
I strive to be a blended woodworker. when I started out, it was strictly machines for everything. Now I find myself doing more handtool work, esp w joinery.
When I am not in my shop I enjoy hunting, reading, DIY stuff around the house and any activities with my beloved soft-mouthed Labrador - Lou or my beautiful wife Sarah.