This interview, with Galvipa, is from February, 2016.
First, I just have to say that I love the bar you created. Were there any challenges with any of these items, because they weren’t “woodworking specific” items?
I didn’t want to get too expensive. I also like the look it gave with using the pine. Experimenting with different non-woodworking specific items is what I like to do. Many times things don’t work but there are times they do. Using the tile sub flooring plywood worked great. It stained very nicely.
My interest in woodworking started when I was a kid and I would “help” my dad build different things. He would let me build with the scrap wood from his projects.
I really didn’t start building my own projects until my college years, where I built props for a dance studio.
2. Who is your woodworking mentor and why?
My mentor would be my father. He taught me a lot about everything. I wasn’t able to show him what I can build since I didn’t build any of my posts until after he died. But I did keep what he taught me from all the items I was able to build with him.
3. Power or hand tools? … and why
4. What is your dream project and when do you think you will tackle the challenge?
5. What is the greatest gift that this craft gives you?
6. What are your “words of wisdom” that you want to pass on to others, especially to beginners?