Kirk and Connie Kelsey

Kelsey Woodworks, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

CDK-KGK_027Connie and Kirk Kelsey bring many years in design, engineering, and woodworking to explore using parametric CAD techniques and Alibre for CNC and woodworking productivity in Alibre Design for Woodworking.

Kirk is a Mechanical Engineer, with 8 years experience at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, who spent many years working as a lead engineer. After spearheading the effort to acquire and install CAD workstations at the shipyard, Kirk secured a position with one the Northwest’s leading Architectural and Engineering firms working to support their CAD system. While in Seattle, Kirk started designing and producing furniture in their basement shop, and thus Kelsey WoodWorks was born.

Connie is an Engineering Technician with 15 years design experience for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Upon moving to the Oregon Coast, she spent a few years teaching AutoCAD drafting at the local Community College and doing independent CAD consultingConnie then worked 5 years for McRae and Sons, a woodworking specialty manufacturer, doing CAD design, CNC program development, and component manufacturing. After Paint Brush handle manufacturing went overseas, she has spent the last few years doing independent CAD design work using Alibre Design and MasterCAM

“The day our grandchildren moved in, they were given safety glasses and their own toolbox, and have now becoming skilled woodworkers themselves. They are doing their own design work using Alibre’s Xpress software.”

Now located on the scenic Oregon Coast, Kelsey WoodWorks has a new custom furniture studio, and dedicated office space for our design workstations. We now specialize in woodworking design for ourselves and other woodworkers, using Alibre Design parametric solid modeling software along with our design and manufacturing expertise.