About Me

That's me in the middle with my crew in Afghanistan in 2007, where we ran a special training program for the Afghan National Army. It was a great assignment, fantastic bunch of guys to work with, and a meaningful deployment. After 28 years of bouncing around the planet with the U.S. Army, I retired and am now living in Southwest Wisconsin, where I once ran the ROTC department for University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. I strive to build the best woodworking handsaws around, restore vintage tools, and raise my kids in a relatively unplugged workshop. All of this feeds my passion and underscore my philosophy that the progressive Luddite does not have to reject the new to embrace the old.

Want to buy a great saw you'll find excuses to use? Contact me!

Afghan Carpenter, Kabul, 2007