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As long as I can remember, I have always wanted to make things, mostly with wood. I took my first woodworking class in grade school where I made a pine coffee table. From that point on, I was hooked. In high school, I gravitated toward classes where I could make things, like working with plastics, sewing. I even took 4 years of drafting classes, beginning with machine drafting of parts and screws, then to architectural drafting, drawing floor plans and houses.
Throughout the years, I developed a love for old things (antiques) a deeper appreciation of wood. I loved the grain patterns in the wood (I still do), the design, and craftsmanship involved in making of the pieces. I always would say to myself, “hey, I can make that!” And now, I get to do just that. So, I am looking to obtain employment I what I love to do, working with wood. Can I say that I always wanted to do this, i.e. make things with wood? Yes, but I’ve not always had the opportunity. I was giving an opportunity by GOD to go back to school to explore and realize this dream. School was not just a place to learn how to make things with wood, but also to learn all about wood, period.
Let me give you a sense of who I am, where I have been, and what I can do. That you might consider me as a viable resource for employment. With the help of my LORD and Savior JESUS CHRIST, who after all is the Creator of wood, and in whom I owe all to, including this opportunity. I will work hard to do a great job for you.
Recent graduate with Honors from The Master’s University – Bachelor of Arts – Christian Ministries, Summa Cum Laude
Graduate with Honors from Seattle Central Community College – Wood Construction Center. Received Associate of Applied Science Degree in Cabinet Making and Fine Woodworking, Phi Theta Kappa
JOB RELATED TRAINING Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Certified Law Enforcement Officer City of Chicago Certificate Chicago Police Department Timothy J. O’Connor Training Academy
STRENGTHS & ATTRIBUTES
Knowledge of natural, & engineered wood products, laminates, and experienced in the construction/fabrication, milling, surfacing, joinery, and finishing of same. I love to work with color, and wood is the perfect canvas for color. There are types of woods that showcase their natural color, i.e. they grow that way. And there are also species of woods that are perfect to add color to. Oak is one such species. Oak has a great grain pattern that allows for coloring and depth.
I also like wood in its natural state, what’s not to like about wood? Natural wood takes all types of finish very well. I am always amazed by what comes out of a piece after it has been finished. I always look forward to the first coat of oil finish that brings out the grain, color, depth, and pattern in the piece. It’s very exciting! I Have developed a keen eye to analyze the potential of an outdated piece in order to give it new life. Often time, it is most cost-effective to use what you already have, and repurpose it in some way to achieve the function and look one desires.
- Cafe doors for pass-thru
- Vacuum Press Veneering
- Oak/Spalted Maple Book Cabinet
- Church Pulpit
- Table Candle Holder
- Fireplace Mantle
- Small freestanding Patio Deck
- Portable Kitchen Island
- Frameless Cabinet with Drawer
- Keepsake boxes
- Router Table w/drawers
- Interior Decorator for condo ( see Gallery of Work )
- Installation of crown molding and chair rails
EXPERIENCE USING THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT: (* Denotes my ability to service this tool)
- SAWSTOP 10″ INDUSTRIAL CABINET SAW *some service not extensive, basic cleaning,installation of blades, and calibration
- Vertical & table panel saws
- Band Saw *
- Miter Saw *
- Edge Sander *
- Drum Sander
- Spindle Sander *
- Shaper *
- Drill Press
- Jointer *
- Vacuum Press for veneer
- BLUM Mini Press * some service not extensive, performed basic repair of hydraulics
Powered Hand Tools:
- Jig Saw
- Circular Saw
- Reciprocal Saw
- biscuit joiner
- Domino Joiner
- Dowell machine
- Pneumatic nail gun & Stapler.
Hand Tools: Chisels, Block Planes, Saws, etc…
Very comfortable using stains and dyes and in the application of multiple varieties of finishes to achieve desire outcomes. Adept in using CAD software to design pieces 2 and 3 dimensional from initial concept to final rendering. I also have experience in drafting, both architectural and mechanical drawing. I have the ability to interpret drawing plans and schematics.
Highly personable, outgoing individual with 19 years of professional experience. Having within the last year being able to convert what was once a hobby into specialize training leading to a career in woodworking. Providing a high-level of drive, initiative, energy, and resourcefulness, to achieve maximum results Accustomed to making high-level independent decisions, and meeting deadlines.
Ability to utilize a multitude of resources, combining excellent investigative skills, employing sound, and critical judgment. Knowledgeable and adept @ using various software programs, including Microsoft Family of products, and website design programs such as Artisteer, and WORDPRESS Blogging and Content Management System.
Prior working experience in multifaceted environments, combined in Homeless Missions, Personal Banking, Law Enforcement, Condo Management, Computer Retail Sales Management /Administration, and Education. Offering thirteen years combined professional, multi-level administrative experience. Highly detailed, and organized with excellent written, verbal, and communicative abilities.
I have worked many years, and have a solid work history and ethic. I have been working since 1976, and have an extensive job history representing various areas. Therefore, I will highlight only recent experience. The period between July 2011 thru January 2010 I attended Seattle Central Community College and obtained and A.A.S. Degree in Cabinet Making and Fine Woodworking, and immediate began my career as a woodworker where I worked as a sole proprietor of EGO EIMI WOODWORKS in Seattle, WA. In August 2013 I relocated from Washington to California to attend The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA to obtain a Bachelors Degree. The period from December 2008 thru January 2010 I was unemployed
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