Whiskey Wood Shop is the working name for my garage shop at my home in Atlanta, Georgia. I’m a graphic designer by day and work in an office building. At a certain point, something about that life started to leave a little deficit. I don’t think humans are supposed to spend all day in front of computers and not be engaged in more physically demanding, creative activities. I grew up helping my Dad build things around our home here and there but didn’t really have much of a passion for it. Somewhere however, along the path of my life that shifted, and all of the good things he was trying to instill in me as a kid started to make sense and take shape. So it goes. If I turn into my Dad at some point, that more or less tells me I’m doing something right with myself.

Fast forward to now, and I feel very dedicated to this craft. I wanted to start this blog as a way of documenting the things I make and the discoveries, successes and failures along the way. Should make for good reading ten or 20 years from now when I’ve got my 10,000 hours in. It’s my wish to perpetuate the art of shaping wood by hand and share experience with other (relatively) young, like-minded, passionate people who feel a natural inclination to keep this venerable and valuable old tradition alive and kicking.


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