My name is Al Flinck. I live at the MT Hook Ranch near Helena, MT. I retired from teaching in 2004, moved to Montana to fish and ended up woodworking. Learning the craft of woodworking is my passion. Working with my hands and building anything is a necessary part of my existence. Academically I was trained as a scientist and find that background helpful in my woodworking. I hope that making this blog will assist in my growth as a woodworker.