• Advertise with us
View 559dustdesigns's:homeworkshopprojects (9)blog (21)reviews (0)forum topics (8)buddies (62)favorites (623)activity logWatch

633 posts in 2254 days

Location: Hanford, CA

I am happy to say, I'm currently employed as a car stereo installer. I've been involved in building high end audio systems for cars, trucks, boats, and even motor cycles. I worked for five different shops in the last twelve years. I have been into woodworking and building things since high school, where I learned how cool woodworking can be. Ever since I bought my first table saw in the 11th grade, I have been slowly adding to my arsenal of power tools. Only recently have I been more interested in hand tools.

In 2001 I purchased a small house with a detached shop that I have recently been making improvements on. Slowly it's transforming in to my ultimate work space. I am self taught at most things. I hope to constantly improve my design capabilities and skills, to become a true craftsman. I enjoy challenging myself to accomplish new and exciting techniques.

I must attribute most of my woodworking knowledge to hours of studying all aspects of woodworking. I have learned I have a strong interest in shop furniture. For example, I must have 500 bookmarks just on workbenches. I am drawn to images of organized workshops, complicated jigs, and elaborate work stations. Spending an average of 2 to 3 hours a day studying woodworking on the internet. I find my computer to be one of the best tools I own.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

Latest Activity | view all »

commented on Shop Update #6: A YEAR later - Shop & House Furniture 12-25-2014 06:15 PM
commented on 18th century solid walnut cabinets 03-30-2014 04:32 AM
replied on Mom has lost her battle with cancer 03-09-2014 04:55 AM
replied on Attn: California San Fransisco Bay area woodworkers 09-06-2013 03:04 AM
started topic Attn: California San Fransisco Bay area woodworkers 09-06-2013 01:07 AM
replied on HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 07-04-2013 04:58 PM
replied on Time for a change 05-07-2013 04:28 PM
commented on Arts and Crafts TV Stand 04-30-2013 02:06 AM
commented on Building a Tablesaw Base Part 2 04-23-2013 04:58 PM
replied on Makita 2030 jointer planer combo Machine 04-22-2013 07:34 AM
replied on Makita 2030 jointer planer combo Machine 04-22-2013 05:29 AM
commented on Height gauge 04-21-2013 10:32 PM
replied on Makita 2030 jointer planer combo Machine 04-21-2013 09:40 AM
commented on Old Time Photography 04-21-2013 07:41 AM
commented on Old Time Photography 04-21-2013 07:36 AM

Latest Projects | view all 9 »

Latest Blog Entries | view all 21 »

Workshop | view details »

Grab widget

18 comments so far

View SnowyRiver's profile


51451 posts in 2567 days

#1 posted 09-23-2009 04:27 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

View Max's profile


55990 posts in 3360 days

#2 posted 09-23-2009 06:40 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2908 days

#3 posted 09-23-2009 06:46 PM

Hello 559Dustdesigns,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

View Innovator's profile


3584 posts in 2500 days

#4 posted 09-24-2009 12:52 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

View cabinetmaster's profile


10874 posts in 2645 days

#5 posted 09-24-2009 02:25 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

View GMman's profile


3902 posts in 2784 days

#6 posted 09-24-2009 02:54 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

View a1Jim's profile


113817 posts in 2664 days

#7 posted 09-24-2009 06:14 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

View Splinterman's profile


23059 posts in 2448 days

#8 posted 09-24-2009 11:38 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13347 posts in 2759 days

#9 posted 09-24-2009 12:47 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

View Grumpy's profile


20717 posts in 2937 days

#10 posted 09-25-2009 02:32 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests. There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

View ND2ELK's profile


13495 posts in 2860 days

#11 posted 09-25-2009 02:38 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View nmkidd's profile


758 posts in 2259 days

#12 posted 09-25-2009 03:54 AM

Welcome to LJs, I’m a new guy too, and have already got some learnin’. Welcome and enjoy

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

View Karson's profile


34994 posts in 3487 days

#13 posted 09-25-2009 04:26 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

View 559dustdesigns's profile


633 posts in 2254 days

#14 posted 09-25-2009 07:50 PM

Thanks everyone who has given this newbie such a warm welcome to this great site. I feel like I should have joined sooner as I am learning so much and can’t tell you how helpful this site has been.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

View MedicKen's profile


1610 posts in 2549 days

#15 posted 09-26-2009 04:52 AM

Hi and welcome to LJ’s. If there is anything I can do let me know neighbor. I am just a little south of you in Bakersfield.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics