I have been very busy in the shop, but I just have not had the desire to post pictures of the projects that I have completed. I retired on May 28th of 2010. The last day of school, the Vice-Principal informed me that my parting gift to the school was to re-build the podium. This is the completed podium. The darker wood is walnut and the lighter wood is cherry. When I delivered the podium the secretaries were very complimentary. The administration was not at the school at the time. I wrongly assumed that they would at least call and thank me for my free labor. I should have known that they would not. Typical of poor administration is the hubris displayed by them.
I was also able to complete a "Safe" cabinet. My neighbor had a floor safe that he wanted to cover so that it was not as ugly as it is by itself.
I also have another cabinet that I am currently doing for another neighbor. This is an Asian styled gun cabinet. It will have a 12 long gun capacity, cleaning supplies and pistol storage. Pictures to follow.
My common name is McKay Sleight. Moku means wood, saku means to make, and sensei is teacher. I taught woodworking for 31 years. I retired in May of 2010. Before teaching, I worked as a mortician, insulation installer and coca cola delivery. I lived in Japan for 2 years and still speak a little after 40 years. I received my masters of education degree in 1984. I have six children, the oldest of which is a Doctor of Nurse practitioner. The second is an amazing young mom that works with handicapped adults. # 3 graduated in radiation technology and has an amazing wife that will put up with him. #4 has one little girl and a cute little boy. #5 is working at two jobs and is going to school for EMT and firefighting. #6 is married, and graduated in 2011 as a med. assistant. She loves her job.