This is a collection of useful and interesting links pertaining to the work I do, friends of mine, my interests, useful information, orginizations mentioned elsewhere on my site, and other sites which may be of interest.  Click on the names to be redirected.

Classic Violins

My employer, a fantastic business featuring exceptional violin family instruments for sale, incredibly high-quality rental instruments in all sizes, and a terrific selection of fine bows, cases, and other accessories.

Petio Kostov - Violin Maker

Master Kostov is an uncommonly fine luthier. Exploring the craft with the perception of an engineer and the deftness of an artist, his instruments are positively inspired. I have been fortunate enough to study with him since 2011, and to consider him not just a mentor and colleague but a friend.    

Elmhurst Model Railroad Club

The model railroad club I am a member of, and where the majority of the videos of my model railroad work are filmed.

Libertyville Lodge #492

The masonic lodge I belong to, and have been proud to serve since 2013.

Bridge City Tool Works

Producers of some of the finest woodworking tools ever made, and which I collect and use extensively in my work

Lee Valley / Veritas Tools

Another producer and distributer of high quality woodworking tools, accessories, and hardware

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Heirloom quality tools, and absolutly fantastic bronze planes

Na Piobairi Uilleann

The website for the international Irish Uilleann Piper's orginization

Rat Rod Bikes

Fun and welcoming online community for antique, vintage, and custom bicycle builders and restorers