From the time I was a kid, I always wanted to build things, everything I owned I would take apart or put together in different ways. I started at age 5 when My parents bought a table, but that table didn't have all the parts needed for proper assembly. While my mother was on the phone with customer service trying to figure out what she needed to do to get the parts she needed, I wandered to the living room where the contents of the box had been unpacked. I looked around at the parts that were there, the screws and legs and bolts scattered around me and made a picture in my head of how this thing was supposed to go together, but I couldn't quite figure out how the screws were supposed to be tight enough to hold a piece of wood that large, I also noticed that there weren't quite enough screws to assemble the whole table properly. So I wandered into my room to find the tool kit I got for my birthday the year before, grabbed a screwdriver I thought might fit in the little corners of those hex screws and pulled a could more from the wooden toy chest I had, wandered back to the living room and started working. By the time my mother was done with customer service, the entire table was perfectly assembled and ready to go!

That same year for Christmas, I got a build your own bubble gum dispenser. The kit was pretty complex and my dad and engineering grandfather were thinking about assembling the complicated parts until I could put together the last couple of simple pieces myself. They opened it up and showed me the different parts, read the instructions and couldn't figure out where each piece was supposed to go. Now this was a very fancy gumball machine, real steel with keys and locks on it for the coin holder, an actual "professional" machine, so it was a bit more complicated than the push button dispensers you might find at a kids store, and nobody could figure out how to get even the first two pieces together. Now this whole time I had been looking at the pieces they showed me, and once again I was piecing the whole thing together in my head: the pin that went in the slot for coins that prevented a coin smaller than a quarter from being used, the springs used to knock away any extra gumballs so only one was dispensed at once, the central shaft that linked to the gear joint on the handle that turned the stir rods to dump the gumballs into the turntable , dispensing them into the ramp leading the the "customer", I kept piecing this thing together until I got up from my little toddler chair, grabbed the wrenches and screwdrivers, and put the whole thing together perfectly on the first try.

This creativity and intuitive understanding of how things work has followed me my entire life, from fixing the broken down lawnmower at my grandparents house to turning the extra riding lawnmower they had into a racing mower going over 25 miles per hour. I found that I wanted to be able to make the things I had for what I needed them for, no compromises. I really started this when I made my first forge and began working on homemade knives. I was able to use old files and other types of steel to build some durable, practical blades that I'm still using now, I even made my first straight razor that I still sometimes use. This drove me to start making things for other people too, sharpening knives for my local community center, giving away some extra knives I had made to friends and family, until I decided to take the Lazy H name my family used for generations out on the ranch as the name for my own business, as my family's support has helped me to reach the point I'm at now. I'll continue to pursue perfection in all I do and to reach the needs of my customers, friends and family whenever I can.