Born: July 1973
My name is Bill Lattanzio and I am a hobbyist woodworker. I began woodworking in 2010. I use a mix of hand and power tools and I don’t follow one particular ideology of woodworking. My woodworking philosophy is fairly simple: Use the best tools you can afford, nothing more and nothing less.
I am partial to Arts and Crafts as well as Shaker style furniture but I like just about everything except for ultra modern pieces. I don’t usually follow woodworking plans; generally if I see something that I would like to make I try to base my own designs from the original All of the furniture I build is for my house. If somebody asks me to make furniture for them, I will usually turn them down, politely. Currently I don’t have the time to dedicate to making furniture professionally or even semi-professionally.
One of the reasons I started this blog is because I know that there is sometimes a lot of confusing/conflicting information in woodworking publications. I don’t like conflicting information, in particular when I’m paying for it. I think that my experiences as a fairly new woodworker could be helpful to other beginner and intermediate level woodworker, or at least offer a different viewpoint from the mainstream. And I hope it’s enjoyable to read.
My day job is electrical planning and sales. This is my first ever attempt a blog. I welcome all comments and any suggestions or constructive criticism is always helpful. I would also like to be clear and state that I use this blog to present my opinions on woodworking, among other topics. My opinion is just that, an opinion. If you don’t like my opinions or ideas, please feel free to tell me. If you don’t like my opinions and don’t want to tell me, that works too. If you do agree with me on the rare occasion and want to tell me, I’ll be happy to hear from you. Nobody pays me to write this blog. I have no sponsors of any kind. I have nothing against that sort of thing, I’m just being forthright; If somebody did pay me I would be honest about it. If my blog postings somehow offend you, please let me know about it. I will at least try to defend myself and offer an explanation if one is needed. Other than that, I hope you enjoy reading it.