This long blog entry describes how I became interested in woodworking. I read cheller’s blog entry about this same topic and it inspired me. I think that it would be interesting to read other lumber jocks’ stories about how they became...
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Location: Ankeny, Iowa
I'm a software developer by trade, a wood worker by heart, and a fisherman for life. I am 30 years old, married to a beautiful woman and we have two wonderful little boys.
Ever since my sophomore year in high school I have been hooked on woodworking thanks to a great teacher and a first place trophy I won in a district competition. Out of high school, I chose a career in computer programming with the idea that when I graduated college, I could afford woodworking as a hobby... I guess I didn't account for college loans!
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After completing the substrate, it was time to adhere the formica veneer to the substrate. The method used to apply formica to the substrate can also be used for applying formica to particle board to make kitchen counter tops. The only difference ...
This weekend provided to be very busy. I aimed my goals towards finishing the router table top, and with rain in the forecast, it would be a good weekend to tackle this project. However, things needed to be completed first. I needed to tear down m...
Last weekend I began making the substrate for the router table top. The substrate was created by gluing together two pieces of 3/4” thick Baltic Birch plywood measuring 28” x 32”. I started cutting one of the two pieces from o...
This project series is going to journal the development of my new router table. In this post I will begin the series by describing the components that I purchased for this project and why, and in later installments, I will describe the constructio...