A bit of history
I have been passionate about astronomy since I was a child. When I was about 10 years old, I saw a series of articles in the french encyclopedia “Tout l’Univers” describing the construction of a telescope with only a few tools, some plywood and a big piece of glass. Unfortunately, I could not find any cheap glass that would be large enough for this project. So I just decided to forget about it.
Some day around 15 years later, I found a book in my University’s library talking about home made telescopes. After reading the entire book, I decided it was time for me to finally build my own.
This project was kind of a kick-starter for my future projects. It taught me how to work with wood, metal and glass but it also showed me how to think outside the box. Most importantly, it taught me to always try even if everybody tells you it’s too hard or impossible to build.
I am originally from France. After travelling a bit, I settled in Whitehorse, Yukon in the northwest Canada. I am a software developer who loves to build stuff. I also enjoy talking photographs of our beautiful landscape and wildlife.
I don’t consider myself an expert in woodworking. I don’t have any training in that domain but I usually “google” a project and try to achieve it at home. I don’t have a rule to chose my next project. Instead, when I stumble upon an awe inspiring product, I make some research about it and start to build it.