This probably isn’t the proper place to post this but I didn’t feel it belonged in the non shop talk forum with all the political BS. My little buddy Max, the long eared guy on my lap in my avatar, passed from this life about 1:30 a...
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Location: Norman, Ok
I picked up the woodworking bug as a child from my dad. I took a drafting class and beginning woodworking in high school, that being my only training. Everything else I've picked up on my own, from dad, magazines, books, etc! I've been gradually adding, subtracting and upgrading my tools for the past 30 years or so, finally building a 16' x 20' shop in the back yard after I retired and then adding even more tools with the added space and time to use them. It was a must to get everything out of the garage so I could spend more time woodworking. The BOSS has to park in the garage every night so I always had to put everything away and clean up at night. Practicing my hobby has been sporadic over the years with periods of being busy and periods where I didn't do anything for several months or longer. The new shop and retirement have revitalized my interest in staying busy. I've got a long list of things I want to do and, of course, now that I'm at it the BOSS has come up with a few things too. I consider my skills to be average or intermediate especially compared to projects I've seen on this website. Those projects give me something to shoot for. Hopefully, I have many years left to accomplish better things in my woodworking.
-- Darell, Norman, Ok.
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|commented on||My Second turn of Eastern Red Cedar.||08-28-2015 07:58 PM|
|commented on||Nova DVR XP lathe||07-28-2015 06:34 AM|
|added project||Clam shell box and a bowl||06-09-2015 04:13 PM|
|added project||A couple of turnings||04-01-2015 11:15 PM|
|added project||Drum Sander Storage||04-01-2015 10:44 PM|
|added project||Mobile Grinder Stand||04-01-2015 10:24 PM|
|commented on||4-Way Dust Collection Chute||02-26-2015 08:49 PM|
|commented on||“Whatever” Tool Cart||01-21-2015 05:12 PM|
|replied on||Hollowing tools||08-02-2014 03:30 PM|
|commented on||Pear Bowl||03-17-2014 07:15 PM|
|commented on||Maple Goblet||03-17-2014 07:13 PM|
|replied on||Pen bushing leaving discoloration on blanks?||03-17-2014 07:10 PM|
|replied on||Pen Kits Made In The USA||03-01-2014 06:09 PM|
|commented on||Table saw build||03-01-2014 06:07 PM|
|replied on||What would you do with these?||02-28-2014 05:40 PM|
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I decided to take the plunge and enter 3 of my turnings in the State Fair last month. Imagine my surprise when I won a ribbon for all 3 entries, including one Best of Show. Since I’ve been turning bowls for less than two years I was able...
I stumbled onto, and joined, Lumberjocks one year ago today. It’s been a great place to hang out several times a day and see what’s going on in the woodworking community. I enjoy the projects, tool reviews and the forums and all the ...