Craftsman, Mechanic, Artist, Gunsmith
I am a lite industrial equipment mechanic by trade and have been tinkering with firearms now for over 20yrs. I have decided to pursue my passion of making firearms work better.
I’ve done many trades throughout my lifetime. But there are a few I will mention here that have led to me opening up my own gunsmithing business.
In 2002 I decided to pursue my passion for woodworking. I purchased all my equipment with what little funds I had and read every book I could get my hands on. I started putting what I was learning into practice. I decided on creating wooden bandsawn boxes to sell at craft and art shows. I got pretty good at it, started my own website, “Waves In Wood”, and traveled all over to sell them.
After a couple of years doing this I needed something more stable and hired on with a power tool repair facility. I had been repairing my own equipment because I have always been the type of person who is not afraid to take something apart to not only see why it is broken but to understand how it works in the first place. I got very proficient at diagnosing electrical and pneumatic power tool issues. I learned many techniques that have crossed over into the firearms industry.
In pursuing my passion for firearms I decided to study about the tools and techniques used to provide my own repairs and upgrades to my own firearms. After a while of doing this I was getting friends and family asking if I could help them with their projects. I enrolled in a school that taught me the proper techniques many of which carried over from my previous repair experience. I am constantly learning new processes and techniques to further my business.
Navigating the process of becoming an FFL and licensed Gunsmith was probably the hardest thing to getting my business up and running. It was well worth it because I meet some great people here in our community and provide a well needed service to them.
So if you are in the need of repairs, or maybe looking to get a rifle put together, or purchase a firearm online, keep me in mind.