PROJECT DESIGNS FOR THE BUILDER
I am a designer and builder. I spent the first 10 years out of school designing, building and testing torpedoes for the US Navy. I then decided to chase a dream and immigrated to New Zealand. I wanted to build boats and it’s nothing but islands, so go figure. Instead I found my start in the oil and gas industry charging billable hours as a pipe stress engineer for New Zealand Worley. It was a wonderful experience. The country is beautiful and the people awesome. I moved back to the states (Houston) in 1998 and spent a year reviewing pressure equipment designs at the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) before joining SOFEC ‘s family designing and building turret moorings for some of the largest ships in the world.
Garnero Project Plans are much simpler by comparison, however they are created with good engineering practice considered in their design, construction and documentation. The drawings have a casual professional look, providing all the dimensional detail required to cut and assemble the project. The plans are created by a builder (myself) for a builder (you) and include the type and amount of information required to successfully complete the project. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a turnkey project, provide my plans to a builder you trust and let him or her have at it.
I am a wheelchair woodworker. Working from a wheelchair presents some unique challenges to access, mobility, and construction, but also provides different perspectives as well as strong motivation to finding solutions. These plans have been developed considering constructability from a wheelchair whenever possible. Refer to my Adaptive Mobility plans for tools and other designs to make project work easier from a wheelchair.
I was born in Oregon and raised in Alaska, completed my college in Seattle, and then immigrated to New Zealand. I am now climatized to the Texas summers.