I’ve always been interested in woodworking. For the past couple of years I’ve been making simple furniture for my home. It’s been a lot of trial and error. I have a lot of tools but the challenge is that they are all tuned in for making banjos, so working on larger scale projects is a challenge.
1. I’m in the shop.
2. A bedside table with extended shelf.
3. A simple bedside table.
4. A coffee table.
What are some of your hobbies?
Hobbies are mostly pyrography and photography for me. Here are a few Japanese ball and cup toys called kendama that I’ve burned on. Photography-wise, I’m mostly into street and nature. I’m a big fan of Saul Leiter’s pictures and with respect to nature, I dig anything with a wabi-sabi vibe; impermanence, the passing of time, imperfection etc.
Thanks Martin, I don’t have a gourd yet but I’d definitely give it go one day. I ordered my first kit (mountain banjo) yesterday so it will be a while before it’s ready and shipped to Australia. Not sure what parts I’ll try and decorate yet – I think at least the headstock but possibly some of the body too. It’s a little bit difficult to bring myself to burn wood when it’s so beautiful in it’s natural state so I think I’ll have to wait for the kit to arrive before I make a decision. The wood, grain and colour of the completed kits I’ve seen around the internet look so nice natural too. I might have to track down a gourd locally one day and give it go just to see how it comes out.