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My little brothers and I built a stick and canvas canoe we ordered out of Boys Life magazine back in '72 and I have been dabbling in woodworking / building things ever since then.
Grew up farming, hunting, and fishing and joined the Navy straight out of H.S.
Learned electronics in the Navy and after being a one hitcher have worked in electrical engineering for 30+ years.
Most of my precision woodworking experience has been building RC model planes. This was my primary hobby for about 12 years and I did it with my brother. Due to health issues he had to give it up and then I lost interest too. I found real woodworking machines work great for building model airplanes.
Over the years I have built bunk beds, an entertainment center, book cases, a few toys, a BBQ cart for my smoker, and few simple boxes for the garage. If fence and deck building can be shoe horned into woodworking I have those projects under my belt too.
I have not really had a go to hobby for a several years unless you call working 50-60 hours a week a hobby.
The BBQ cart is what rekindled my wood working interest. This was a project for me and while it was not a precision fit required project, I used it to learn how to mill the rough cut wood and how to make some joints that I had only read about. I also learned how to build wooden hinges. I really enjoyed building the BBQ cart and I ended up with something very unique and works perfectly for me.
My wife asked for a box to go on her side table in the living room and I did a pretty good job on it, good enough to make me think box building could be a go to project for me.
The collection of tools I have accumulated over the years includes a Delta hybrid T.S., Jet 14" entry level bandsaw, Ryobi planer, Hitachi 10" slider, Harbor Freight drill press, Rockler bench top router table (worthless), Milwaukee 1 1/2hp router, Peachtree dovetail jig, home made box joint jig for the router, Ryobi bench top sander, home made TS sled,

-- Regards, Charlie

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#1 posted 09-17-2016 11:40 PM

Welcome to LJ’s Charlie. Firstly, Thank you for your service.

This is Thee place to be for all avenues of woodworking. Lotsa gr8, and fantastic, talented ladies and gents here. Projects, tips, techniques, etc., it’s all here.
Work/Play safe. Keep a dust collector fed. Roger

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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