About 30 years ago, just before the birth of our first child, I bought my lovely wife a brand new heavy duty upholstered rocking chair. I don’t recall exactly what it cost, but I remember working a heck of a lot of overtime to save up for it. I th...
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Location: Parker, Colorado
I have been in the construction industry on and off for over 35 years. From the caisons to the shingles on the roof, I have pretty much built it all. I consider myself a pretty fair carpenter, but certainly not a woodworker. Last fall the wife and I took in the AWFS show in Las Vegas. I saw a man make an ink pen out of a scrap of wood, another man make a cowboy hat out of a block of wood........the list goes on and on. No sir.....I am no woodworker. But I have got the bug. As I look about the pages of the men, women and even children here on Lumberjocks, I am in awe of your talents. Your work is beautiful. I hope that one day I may actually make something worthy of posting upon these pages.
Being now retired, I have started the process of clearing 30 years worth of construction equipment from my garage and replacing it with woodworking equipment. The first time I ran a board across the new jointer I was thrilled. Up until recenty most of my work has been done with a worm drive skil saw and a framing hammer. And never had I held in my hand a truly straight and flat board.
The possibilities are endless. With eager anticipation I shall approach familiar materials with unfamiliar tools and virtualy no skill at using them. The results will likely be comical at first, but I shall cherish the experience. Perhaps someday I will be able to say I am a woodworker.
-- Evil can only thrive when good men do nothing.......E. Burke
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This is the router table that I have been working on. It has been an interesting experience in that this is my first attempt at building a cabinet and drawers. The cabinet itself is made out of 3/4” cabinet grade plywood. The end pane...
I have been a member of Lumberjocks for a mere 6 days now, and I have already had 9 different people send a welcome message. I wish to thank each and every one of you for making me feel right at home here. Hopefully one day soon I will be able to ...