I joined the Millwright's
Apprenticeship Program after three years of service in the
army. Kaiser Steel had just started a huge expansion
program in 1956 and I went to work there as an
apprentice. I was thoroughly trained in welding,
burning, layout, machine work, basic blacksmithing,
rigging and more. I started taking courses at night at
the local junior college in drafting, engineering, and
math and received my degree in Math.
I began woodwork in the early 70's and got addicted to
old tools. Of course a lot of my millwright stuff is old
tools now. During my working years, I never
hesitated to buy any tool I needed. I make a lot
of tools that I use in my woodworking.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with others.