I am a husband and proud father of three boys. I love woodworking. It’s an escape from the busy life to recharge and refocus. It is truly therapy for me. My passion for woodworking really came by accident.

I turned our breakfast room into a mudroom outfitted with coat hooks, benches and shoes cubbies which really got me hooked. My oldest son was young at the time and watching him mock me with a hammer and a screwdriver got me thinking about what kind of example I was setting for him.

It was then that I decided to build the shop that serves as Stone and Sons Workshop today. A place where we’re able to spend time together as a family, to learn, create and bond with each other. Now with three boys, I want to lead by example to never stop working with my hands and using my creativity. I may not be the best at woodworking or any other craft I attempt, but I will try my best to provide an environment to help bring out the talents and skills in my boys that they don’t yet realize they have.

One day we should all look back if it’s not too late and ask ourselves what have we done to make a difference? What kind of legacy am I leaving behind? As for my sons, J.T., Thax, and Sam, I vow to lead them the best way I know how... by example.


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