Travis Collins grew up working alongside his father, a master carpenter, absorbing everything he could about the trades. In high school he remodeled homes while also working for a marine construction company building docks & bulkheads. While in high school Collins took every woodshop class elective he could where he learned furniture making. While in college at Florida State University, Collins taught woodshop at the Master Craftsman studio (and also helped build the Bobby Bowden stained glass window that sits in the stadium). After college, he managed multiple high-end custom automotive shops doubling as a mechanic and was a self-employed trim carpenter. Collins is currently remodeling his 1941 home while testing tools. To see the latest tool news, reviews, and tips, follow him on Instagram @TOOLSbyDesign.
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