What does it mean to you to be a woodworker?
Being a woodworker to me means that I use wood to create things- some useful, some whimsical, some a combination of each
Do you think there are varying categories of woodworkers?
There are many different categories
types- some only turn things, some are hand tool only etc
some only make one type of thing
Not everyone that works with wood approach it the same way- and the end results are very, very different
What is your favorite part about your hobby?
For me the best part is taking a concept or idea to the end result. Seeing my idea or vison become a reality
Do you have a specialty? What is it and why do you like it?
I guess my specialty is repurposing things. I started making adiornack chairs from water skis- this was at the request of my daughter, and who can say no to their daughter? I have since expanded to downhill skis, snow boards and am looking at wine barrels next.
Do you have a favorite piece that you have made? Would you be willing to post pictures and give background stories?
I have many favorites, each for a different reason.
Noah's ark. The first was made for our son. I have since made some for a good friend's grand childern. One quickly became 3- seems that 3 of his four daughters all blessed him with grand babies about the same time. The fourth and final one was delivered a while ago. I also made one for my cousin when they adopted a little girl and named her for my mother. [image][/image]
I recently made a chair using downhill skis- and crutches. This was made for a fund raiser sponsored by our local Goodwill. The idea was to use items bought form the Goodwill store- The ReInvention Convention. [image][/image]
I hope this helps you with your project. Good luck!