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Here's My Woodworking!
By Jim Hall

I became interested in woodworking at a young age. My dad was a carpenter and a cabinetmaker and he taught me a lot. I grew up helping him on some of his jobs. After getting married I worked at several jobs that didn't always involve working with wood.

When I was about 30 years old I started acquiring my own shop tools. At this time I was working for the local public school system as a maintenance man. I retired from that job at the age of 60. In this job I built a lot of cabinets and classroom furniture.

I am now 76 years old and since I retired I have been able to work on my own projects as I please. I have a 16'x24' wood shop where I have built a lot of furniture for my house and other items for my children. At this time I am interested in the 18th century furniture styles.

This spice box is made out of walnut with pine as the
secondary wood. The string inlay is holly. The box is 18" tall,
by 21-1/2" wide, by 12-1/2" deep.

Leather top chest with wooden hinges

Storage boxes

Clock built based on Glen Huey's design.
Made out of line and berry on walnut.

Chest built based on a copy of an original piece built by Glen Huey.
Made out of line and berry.

Jim can be reached directly via email at jl-hall@charter.net.

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