Meet the Steward: James

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Our steward spotlight is on James McCormick, a Bendite since the early 90s who loves working on old cars and being handy when a fellow member needs some assistance.

Tell us about yourself.
I’m was born and raised in New Mexico, and then did a tour with the Air Force in the UK as a machinist. I’ve lived in Oregon since 1990. My father was a contractor, and all around handy guy so I learned how to do a little bit of quite a few things from that environment. I spend my spare time working on old cars and motorcycles, as well as seeing a ton of live music.
Why did you become a steward?
I became a steward because I love helping people build new skills, and I figured DIYcave was a great place the both share what I know as well as learn from others.

What is your favorite part about being a steward?
My favorite part of being a steward is helping folks get started with making or fixing things, often with it being their first time!

What has been your favorite project you’ve been able to witness?
I’m a huge fan of tiny homes. Watching the passion that goes into building them has been a fantastic experience.

What is your favorite skill that you learned at DIYcave?
The overhead sander! Not because it’s a challenge, but because I’m lazy!

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