Mechanical  Wonders Of Gary Barnes

This site is dedicated to two men who taught and mentored me at a very young age. The first is my father Howard Barnes and the second is Mr. Jim Ashlock, my 7th grade woodshop teacher at Kit Carson Junior High School in Sacramento, California. What I learned from my father about craftsmanship was refined by Mr. Ashlock. Mr Ashlock, Jim is what he is called today, has been a very close friend to this day. What I learned from these two men set the foundation for my life. Now at 74 years old, I look back at my life and I have no regrets.

 I served my country when I was asked to in Vietnam. I went to war and came home to be a proud veteran.