As my children get older, I find I have more free time. So I decided to challenge myself with learning a new skill. I already have a background in welding and electrical so it seemed only natural that woodworking would be next. With a gentle nudge from my wife and a few trips to the local hardware store I had my new tools out of their boxes, my shop re-arranged and was ready to go.
Now I find myself mixing all my skill sets together. A trip to the junk yard, a trip to the local antique store and a quick stop for lumber can become a beautiful lamp or a wine rack or a storage unit. Add in some modern technology and the possibilities are endless. I quite enjoy this creative outlet. My children enjoy it too. You can usually find them in the shop “Helping Daddy.”
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My name is Michael Norris. But you will come to know me as the Happy Bearded Man.