In my line of work the design of a piece is just as important as the skilled craftsmanship that goes into making it. Skilled hands do not always correlate with creative ability. There are many talented craftsman that are capable of producing high caliber quality work, yet not all of them have the creative intuition to design something, unique and aesthetically pleasing. Design, is something I’ve been told, that sets me apart from other woodworkers.

As for my design methods, I prefer taking the time to draft by hand. Taking the pencil to paper may be an old world way to design when compared to the computer aided drafting programs available today, but I feel it requires one to invest more of oneself into the design process. When drawn by hand, every line requires carefully consideration, just as when made by hand every cut requires careful precision.