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I've always had an interest in things made out of woods for as long as I can remember. Around 1997, I acquired a few tools and began pursuing woodworking as a hobby. Learning on my own, I didn't have much success at first. Two kids shortly followed and woodworking was put on hold for a few years. It wasn't until around 2003 when, inspired by James Krenov's books, my woodworking interest renewed once again. I took a few weekend classes with Arnold Champagne, who was a graduate from the College of the Redwoods. Then in the summer of 2005 I discovered Jay van Arsdale when he gave a sharpening demo at the Bay Area Woodworkers Association (BAWA)'s. I signed up for Jay's Traditional Japanese Hand Tools & Joinery class at Laney and I've been attending his class since.
Holding a full-time job in Silicon Valley while being the sole bread winner can be quite challenging. I don't have much free time but when I do I prefer to spend it doing woodworking and learning as much as I can about it.