So what’s this site about? Hopefully that is somewhat obvious. It’s all about woodworking! Woodworking is one of my favorite pastimes along with cooking (which I also have a site for, www.hamnbacon.com). Aside from being a hobby I truly enjoy, I’m also hoping to make it my career. I’m setting up a separate site (www.jrwoodfurniture.com) where I hope to sell furniture and take on commissions. This site is more about the social side, somewhere to show how I make what I make and hopefully teach a thing or two.
So who am I? My name is Jeremiah Rodriguez and I currently for a small software company that produces online budgeting applications. I train folks on how to use the application and how to setup and track budgets for their households. It pays the bills, but it isn’t my passion. I’ve been in school for what feels like forever. I was originally an aviation science major (I am an instrument-rated private pilot and I’m within spitting distance of getting a commercial license). Since I don’t plan on working for the airlines, I put that pursuit on hold. I only need to pass one test to complete my bachelors of science in aviation science. I know, really close. I’ll finish it one of these days. I’m currently majoring in Information Systems. I’ve probably got two semesters left to get that finished up.
What I really want to do though is move out to Fort Bragg, California for a year and attend the College of the Redwoods fine furniture program that was started by James Krenov. From there I want to open my own studio and make furniture full-time. Right now I have shop setup at my home in Provo, Utah with my wife and four (soon to be five) kids. My shop is a detached garage. It’s small, but it gets the job done.
So follow along, hopefully you find something here helpful. If you’re into woodworking I’d love to hear about. If you want something built, I can help with that too.