I am currently serving in the Navy and I am underway on deployment. I have deployed a few times now and one thing every Sailor needs is something to pass the time. Over the years I have come to love woodworking so I decided, somewhat jokingly at first, that I was going to take a workbench and some hand tools on deployment with me. A joke turned into my wife looking sideways at me and telling me that I was crazy. Next thing you know I am carrying a homemade work bench top down the pier and onto a warship. Next came the lumber required to build the base, my first project of the deployment, and a bag full of hand tools that I would need for the upcoming projects. I have been out here for about a month now and my first big project is well underway. A friend of mine told my wife that I should start a blog about my woodworking. He didn’t think that I would do it. Well, challenge accepted. Let’s see how this goes.