Hey Everyone, I haven’t posted anything in a while so I thought I’d get something down just so people know I’m still alive. I recently bought the Dewalt Compact Router and I have to tell everyone that I absolutely love it. I s...
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Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
I am 29 years old and live in Winnipeg Manitoba. I work as a graphic designer during the day and try to fit in as much shop time as I possibly can in the evenings and weekends.
I am very lucky to have come from a long line of woodworkers, and have quite a lot to live up to. My grandfather was trained in Germany as a master cabinet maker specializing in staircases. In the early 60's, he moved to Canada and became a Pattern Maker. Later on my dad was also trained as a pattern maker.
As for me, I worked at, what would become, my Dad's pattern shop for a couple of years until the work became too inconsistent. I then moved onto construction and carpentry until... eventually.. I stumbled upon Graphic Design.
I have been working as a designer for about six years and have recently moved into my very first home with my wife. A new home gave me the opportunity to have my own woodworking shop, something that I've always wanted but never thought I have. As of right now it's quite modest but is growing everyday.
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|replied on||Randon Obrital Sander Problem||04-05-2013 03:18 AM|
|started topic||Randon Obrital Sander Problem||04-04-2013 08:45 PM|
|commented on||Dewalt Compact Router: Not a Review||01-07-2013 08:17 PM|
|added blog entry||Dewalt Compact Router: Not a Review||01-07-2013 05:30 PM|
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|commented on||Pistol Grips||09-08-2012 07:35 PM|
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|added project||Pistol Grips||09-07-2012 09:23 PM|
|commented on||Table Saw Injury||09-06-2012 03:54 PM|
|commented on||Walnut Credenza||07-09-2012 02:07 AM|
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|commented on||Walnut Credenza||07-06-2012 10:46 PM|
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|commented on||Router Table||06-15-2012 03:58 PM|
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Hey Everyone, it’s been a while… oh well. I just thought I’d share this with you. I would consider myself primarily a power tool user. My experience with handplanes has been limited to breaking or rounding over the odd edge wi...
Well, I had my plumber Brother-In-Law over this weekend and we were able to partially solve the problem. It turns out that there was a Backflow Preventer installed in the drain already but the stopper had broken off. I replaced it for $20 and abou...
Well, even though my shop was functioning just fine I’m forced to reorganize. Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t perfect by any means but since I’ll have to clear out the basement completely anyways I might as well re-assess...