Greg Steinacker

December 2011

Greg Steinacker
When and how did you get into using tools/doing projects?
I have enjoyed working with tools since I was a kid. My father was always tinkering with one project or another. It has been in the last four years that I have gotten more into woodworking and DIY projects and I have been fortunate to have a lot of people who know more than I do that help me.
What do you do when you're not tinkering in the garage and working on other projects?
When I'm not tinkering on projects I am looking for the next project or out amongst nature. I hike sections of the Appalachian Trail a couple of times a year and I try to spend time hunting, fishing and camping with my wife and kids.
What's the project you're most proud of?
So far I am most proud of the workbenches I have built in my shop aka "The Isolation Ward."
Any stories of DIY disaster?
No stories of disaster yet...knock on wood...
Why do you use Craftsman tools?
I use Craftsman tools for the reputation and warranty offered. The price for the tools is also very reasonable.
How did you get your DIY skills?
I am still learning my DIY skills. I rely heavily on my father and my father-in-law for any questions on DIY.
Anything you have to say to other craftsmen out there?
In every project there is only one successful outcome I look for: I intend to have the same number of limbs and digits when I finish a project as when I start. Safety cannot be overrated or preached. I make sure to teach my kids that it is always safety first, because we can get more wood, but we can't replace fingers and toes.