Meet the Crafters is a series of interviews from craftsmen and craftswomen in various areas of operation within Pawleys Island Hammocks production, including Hammocks and Furniture. In this interview you'll meet Tim, our CNC Supervisor, who has been with Pawleys Island Hammocks since 2017.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I was born and raised in Saratoga, New York. I always loved construction-type jobs. When I was growing up, my Dad did something similar to my current job, so I could always see myself doing this kind of work.
How long have you been working at Pawleys Island Hammocks and what is your favorite part about working here?
I started working at Pawleys Island Hammocks in 2017, and I am the CNC Supervisor. My favorite parts about working here are that I am constantly learning new things and that there's great management.
What are some things you like to do outside of work?
I love spending time outdoors with my 3 kids and I especially love fishing!
Can you give us a quick run-down of how furniture is made?
We use CAD software that imports different shapes and sizes to the machine which then places them on an x, y, z grid. The machine then cuts the shapes out of our HDPE Durawood. The Furniture then gets routed and all proper holes get drilled in. From there it gets sent off to assembly.
How would your fellow co-workers describe you?
I think they would describe me as a Fair Manager.
What is your favorite part of the furniture-making process?
Building Adirondack Chairs.
Tell me about your biggest achievement?
Making it to the Little League Baseball State Championship when I was 12.