What makes me Jack of All

Sorry guys, my name isn’t Jack. It would be real appropriate if it were, so sorry to disappoint. My name is Eric Haltom.
When I was about 7 years old, I remember getting a brand new bicycle for Christmas. Less than 2 hours later, my mom caught me with a can of construction orange spray paint defiling the brand new bike. That’s my first memory of trying to make something truly my own. Well, I got yelled at, but at least I didn’t wind up with a super bright orange bicycle.
Anyhow, I have been applying my touch to everything I could ever since. When I was a teenager, my interest was more into building speaker boxes for cars than using them (although I did enjoy that as well). When I joined the military, my creations came to a stop. Soon as I got out I went to college to become a graphic designer, which led me into web design and development. Simultaneously, I have been harboring an ever expanding footprint of hobbies. It started with scale models. Once we moved out of our apartment and into a single family house I started accumulating tools. First my interests veered me to woodworking, then welding, then I started coming up with all kinds of creations, from logo signs, to giant movie picture frames, to plyo boxes (boxes used for crossfit training). Soon, the mediums started to get blended and woodworking was interweaved with plastic casting, foam carving, paper mache and the list goes on. This is why I felt that Jack of All was the perfect name to define what it is that I want to share with the world. Some may use the term “maker” to describe me. I have a hard time accepting that term. To me a maker uses high tech tools such as 3D printers, Laser engravers and CNC machines to create. I don’t have any of these tools. That’s not to say I don’t want them, I just don’t have them to employ that maker mentality.
I love creating things, I love building things… but what drives me is that the people that see it, enjoy it and find it to be of high quality.