Well I have been real busy this week working on my clock and I have got alot accomplished. I have made the majority of the outside frame pieces, the 2 panel middle sections that divide the 3 sections, I gluded up post so I...
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Location: Waynesville, MO
I am a 35 year old Army vet. I was a Combat Engineer in the Army for 12 years. While I was deployed on my 2nd tour of duty in Iraq on 4 Sep 2006 when a RPG (rocket propelled gernade) hit my armored vehicle in my door. Due to the extreme damage to my legs they where both amputated above the knee. My Right leg is right above the knee and my left leg is very short only about 6in of bone. I went through over a year of rehab and I am trying to get walking on prostectics but it is very difficult because I am so short on the leftside. I am now in a wheel chair the majority of the time. I have always loved working with my hands and "fooling" around with wood. My junior and Senior year in highschool I helped a builder doing small jobs for him. I also went to a VOTECH school for building construction. Being in the wheelchair has given me the little extra push to get into woodworking. It's something I can do fairly easily and by myself all I had to do was some modifications to my tools. I have made a few small things but nothing to fancy. I am kinda learning as I go and I am basically self teaching myself along the way. I try to stick with things I am comfortable with and simple projects that are easy to make. I am here to learn and get as much info and knowledge about woodworking as I can absorb to help better me and make me a better woodworker. I hope to one day be that guy sitting at craft fairs selling small little wooden craft items likt stools, chairs, clocks, etc..... Thanks for the help and I look forward to gaining knowledge, friendships, advice and confidence. Feel free to give me suggestions, comments, remarks and ideas.
-- Daniel Barnes, Missouri, firstname.lastname@example.org
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This is kinda what my clock will look like when I am finished with it and the movement and dial are the ones that I have chosen. There was only 3 days of school this week so not a whole lot of work got done on my clock. I have finished p...
First I want to start by saying that I have not been on here in over a year. Well I have been pretty busy. My wife became pregnant with TWINS. The pregnancy went great and we were blessed with 2 very healthy boys. Henry Edward and Gavin Thomas...