Nothing profound here, really, just the projects and occasional random thought of a self-taught minimalist woodworker working in a shop devoid of electricity. My name is Ron Aylor, and I live in Lilburn, Georgia, with my bride of 20-plus years. Originally from the great state of Virginia, I’ve been a bandsman in the US Army, a firefighter, a draftsman, and lastly, a funeral director. I love 17th-century mannerist carving and building Colonial American furniture. The bulk of my work is of 17th-century style joined chests, joined stools, carved boxes, and tables. Doing so unplugged and with minimal hand tools is like a Communion of Saints. Using ash, cherry, pine, poplar, maple, and walnut, I try to follow techniques and methods from the period.