I am a third-generation wood- and metalworker and I have a lifetime’s experience with tools and problem solving. My paternal grandfather was a blacksmith and farrier that passed on skills and knowledge to my father and to a lesser extent to me. My father was a blacksmith, farrier, and steel fabricator and he could engineer fixes and workarounds to just about any mechanical problem. Both of them worked wood and metal with ease and grace. They taught me well. I celebrate the passion for creating, designing and making that they have both passed to me.