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Location: Bad Hindelang, Germany
My name is Josef, and I live in Germany, in a small mountain village in the Bavarian Alps. For several years, I have also been living in the United States, in the Chicago and Detroit areas for several years.
Education-wise, I am a mechanical engineer, and I earn my living by managing a small automotive company. To compensate for the office-work, I enjoy doing things with my hands: restoring (and riding) vintage two- and three wheeled vehicles, and woodworking. Also, hiking in our mountains (accompanied by my dog Paul) is one of my favorite ways to spend time.
At the moment, however, most of my spare time is taken up by renovating our house and barn – an old farmhouse which was built about 400 years ago. So, most of my working with wood at the moment goes into this major project…
One of the things I am working on is to build a new wood-workshop on the upper level of our barn. The new flooring just got finished, and I have started moving my equipment up there. It will be a makeshift setup for quite a while, because other projects take priority. But never the less, it is great to start from scratch.
Recently, I have spent a lot of time lurking and observing here: there are so many great ideas to try out. I am looking forward to spend more time with this knowledgeable group of sawdust-aficionados.
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|commented on||Wall Hung Tool Cabinet #1: Deciding on design and starting the cabinet||05-04-2014 12:39 PM|
|commented on||Hybrid Split Top Workbench With A Dual Personality •||02-17-2014 09:53 PM|
|commented on||Tool Cabinet Increases Storage By 350 Percent ••||02-17-2014 09:38 PM|
|commented on||Burl Entry table||04-20-2013 07:55 AM|
|commented on||Barn Wood Computer Desk||04-19-2013 05:41 AM|
|commented on||Cabinetmakers workbench||04-19-2013 05:34 AM|
|commented on||Farmhouse table||04-11-2013 08:52 PM|
|commented on||Workshop Sign - Another Day at a Carving Seminar||04-10-2013 06:33 PM|
|added project||Easter Bunnies from old Barnwood||04-08-2013 06:08 AM|
|commented on||1/16 scale Pete tri axel||04-07-2013 10:27 AM|
|commented on||[deleted]||04-05-2013 09:35 PM|
|commented on||Travel Humidor||04-05-2013 09:24 PM|
|commented on||Marking Knife Swap Project||04-05-2013 09:21 PM|
|replied on||Changing bearings of bandsaw wheel||04-03-2013 02:37 PM|
|replied on||Changing bearings of bandsaw wheel||04-03-2013 02:30 PM|