From Hi-Tech to Lo-Tech: A Woodworker's Journey

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Norman chronicles his fascinating journey over a 40 year period. Follow the riveting story of how his hi-tech career gradually evolved into a woodworking career. Read how Norman overcame obstacles and through determination and perseverance, finally attained his goal of self-employment at woodworking. Discover how Norman acquired the skills and techniques to be able to craft heirloom furniture today. Delving into and studying the history of furniture design has provided him the language and background to develop his own contemporary styled furniture. Read how he immersed himself into the contemporary furniture world to develop a style and voice of his own. Author Norman Pirollo shares his creative journey from childhood through adulthood. Perseverance, fate and critical decisions all combined to map out the direction he followed in life. There were many false starts in transitioning from full-time employment to being self-employed at woodworking. The opportunity to work at something I truly enjoy has ultimately brought solace and independence to my life. I never look back at missed opportunities. It is also important to view any setbacks as valuable experience in your own journey. The time and effort invested in following your own dream will be well worth it.

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As furniture designer and author, Norman Pirollo has acquired an education from the highest calibre woodworkers,furniture makers and contemporary artisans as well as insight into both the visual and decorative arts. Through a keen sense of design, Norman creates striking furniture incorporating unique, contemporary designs. Applying acquired skills and expertise, he pursues the design process from preliminary sketches to CAD drawing to making. His work has been featured in books such as “Studio Furniture: Today’s Leading Woodworkers”, “Wood Art Today 2”, “500 Cabinets”, as well as “Fine Woodworking”, “Woodwork”, “Ottawa Life”, “Ottawa Citizen”, “Panoram Italia”, “NICHE Magazine” and other publications. He author’s woodworking courses, tutorials and woodworking plans through www.woodskills.com. The woodworking courses share knowledge and expertise acquired over the years. He currently maintains a contemporary furniture design + build blog at refinededge.blogspot.com. Over a twenty year period, he has started four woodworking companies including White Mountain Design, White Mountain Toolworks, WoodSkills, Refined Edge Design and Pirollo Design. Norman currently resides and operates his furniture design + build studio, www.pirollodesign.com, in a country setting in Ottawa, Ontario.

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