March 2013

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When and how did you get into using tools/doing projects?
I have used tools all my life. A quality tool can save you so much time. That's why I love Craftsman tools.
What do you do when you're not tinkering in the garage and working on other projects?
I am a freelance illustrator/motion graphic designer for national magazines/companies.
What's the project you're most proud of?
That would have to be the marionettes I make for a local children's marionette theater, which you can see here: http://www.merrynettes.com
Any stories of DIY disaster?
Early in my marionette-building history, I decided I wanted to make my marionettes completely out of wood like the old masters. What I didn't realize was that they built theirs at half the size I did. The puppeteers still curse my name when they have to do that show. :D
Why do you use Craftsman tools?
As I said before, they are quality tools and hardly ever break. But when they do, the lifetime warranty isn't bad either.
How did you get your DIY skills?
Prayer and hard work. I love building things with my hands, so the learning process is part of the love I have for what I do.
Anything you have to say to other craftsmen out there?
If you get half as much joy out of what you do as I do making marionettes, then you know you are blessed.