When I was young, I used to love to watch my Dad and his Uncle Walter work on things. They could whip out a 6 foot folding rule, pop it open in a flash, measure and fold it back up in a second. I tried this one day and shattered the old rule. I...
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Location: Lithia Springs, GA
I am new to woodworking. In 2007 my son and I completed his Eagle Scout project, a playhouse on a church playground. When we were done, I took the leftover lumber and made me a nice little workbench. I spent the rest of the year collecting tools and building items for my shop. After a purchase of a router and tablesaw the next Christmas I began my projects.
I started simple with a step stool, then a quilt rack for my wife. I then attempted a set of adirondack chairs for my parents, which led to a set for my inlaws. My oldest son wanted a bookshelf for his college apartment which led to a DVD rack for my younger son. I have made a headboard and night stand, another quilt rack and now I am currently working on a set of adirondack chairs for myself. I have also been asked to make several small items to sell to raise money for a cancer fund.
I have a small shop. Simple, cheap tools, use mostly scrap wood that I find. I am no great wood smith by no means. I have spent the last 19 years spending every moment that I can with my two boys activities (mostly Boy Scouts and Baseball) and I absolutly love my new hobby.
-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.
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|added project||Woodworkers Fighting Cancer Project||10-22-2015 01:45 PM|
|commented on||Airplane Hand Plane||10-22-2015 01:30 PM|
|commented on||Dulcitar/Strumstick||05-26-2015 11:55 AM|
|added project||2x4 3 Clawed Dragon Stool||05-21-2015 04:46 PM|
|commented on||Faux Side Table||04-01-2014 12:43 PM|
|commented on||Drumset Birdhouse||03-26-2014 01:36 PM|
|added project||Dutch Tool Chest for my Son||12-31-2013 08:21 PM|
|commented on||4 of a Kind||12-27-2013 01:40 PM|
|added project||Walking Cane||12-27-2013 01:38 PM|
|commented on||Strum Stick||12-11-2013 06:33 PM|
|added project||Strum Stick||12-11-2013 01:46 PM|
|commented on||Pedestal Table||07-26-2013 01:37 PM|
|added project||Pedestal Table||07-26-2013 12:57 PM|
|added project||Grandmother's 5-leg Table Restoration||06-19-2013 02:49 PM|
|added project||Lathe Bed Extension||05-28-2013 12:43 PM|
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A good friend of the wood working community, Marc Spagnoulo aka The Wood Whisperer, was testing General Finishes new product, Wood Turners Finish (WTF). Yes that’s what they call it. He doesn’t do many turnings and ask if I was up fo...
A few months ago Highland Wood Working in Atlanta started a new online newsletter called The Highland WoodTurner. They were looking for stories so I submitted an article on how I got started along with a few photos. Check it out at: http://www.t...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z8vDvSHjVA&feature=youtube_gdataMy hometown of Blairsville Georgia has one of those old courthouses located in the center of the town. I remember cruising around it on weekends in my 65 Mustang convertable. A ...
Over the weekend I made a bowl from an apple tree log. You can check out the video here: The tree was cut on my aunt’s property 2 years ago. I made her one then when it was still green. I finally got around to making myself one. The pict...