Hey, I'm Sam!
Minneapolis MN | Member since January 2017
About Sam Benson
I'm a professional finish carpenter who specializes in cabinet installation. I have a small home woodshop and I do woodworking projects for fun.
I'm a part-time musician and producer, specializing in electronic, progressive, classical and symphonic music. My real passion is piano and synthesizers. I have a small home recording studio and I use it for a few different music projects in which I'm involved. I currently use Ableton Live 9 as my DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). I'm fairly skilled with this program, but I would like to improve on these skills by learning from a more experienced user. I used many versions of Propellerheads Reason as my DAW for about 10 years. I was once an advanced user, now I would consider myself fairly proficient with that program. I also have minimal experience with Pro Tools, Fruity Loops, Acid, and some others.
I'm a cyclist and bicycle mechanic. I ride road, mountain, and fat bikes. I have a small home repair shop where I typically work on older road and mountain bikes. I do single speed conversions, overhauls, repairs, replacements, and upgrades.
I'm a fisherman. I enjoy fishing lakes and streams. I recently started fly fishing and I'm excited to improve my skills and eventually I'd like to tie my own flies.
I'm a hunter. I don't have much experience with this. I shot my first deer in 2015. I am planning on switching my focus from big game to small game such as turkey, pheasant, quail, rabbit, and squirrel as it seems to better fit my lifestyle. I have too many other hobbies to spend the time required for big game.
I'm a forager and enthusiast of wild edible plants, berries, mushrooms, and medicinal herbs. I've been studying these things in my spare time for a about three years. My knowledge in this area comes solely from books I've read, or am currently reading. I've never had any hands-on training or teaching. I'd like to learn more about wild plants and mushrooms in the field with someone who has more experience than I do.
I'm a backpacker and a naturalist. The "outdoors" is where I feel most "at home". I have been studying tracking, trapping, primitive shelters, and basic wilderness survival in my spare time for about five years.
I have a basic grasp of the Spanish language. I am able to have basic conversations. I'm always trying to improve on this ability when I can. I hope to travel to Spain one day and maybe even live there or another country for a while.
I have a basic grasp of auto mechanics. I have basic tools, and I can do many easy to moderately difficult repairs. I have a pretty good understanding of automibiles, but I could use some help in becoming more familiarized with all the systems and components.
My other interests include reading, writing, gardening, travelling, hiking, skiing, rock climbing, aviation, mechanical engineering, architecture, philosophy, psychology, puzzles, chess, golf, astronomy, archaeology, ancient history, hallucinagens, and more.
Kat received unit of Beat, loop, and melody creation from Sam
Amish received unit of Proofreading and editing essays from Sam
Andreas received unit of Beat, loop, and melody creation from Sam
Services Sam Benson is looking for:
- Just for Fun
- Language Lessons
- Art & Design