Well it took me almost 2 weeks to get the shop reorganized after the delivery of a new table saw and a great set of cabinets I was given from a local school. That ate up most of my time but I’m back on the Big Board project. I got out the...
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Location: Centennial, CO
I started woodworking as a serious hobby about 6 years ago when I inherited an old Craftsman Radial Arm Saw. Since I had the tool, I had to find something to use it on, right?
As you all know, once you start, you're hooked!! I was lucky enough to acquire several new stationary tools over the last 4 years or so and those aquisitions have really fueled my passion.
Most influential was the band saw. I was fascinated by the versatility of the machine and on a fluke, picked up Lois Keener Ventura's book, Building Beautiful Boxes With Your Band Saw. Luckily for me the book was super clear and right on the money with my skill level at the time. I highly recommend the book and its sequel, Sculpting Band Saw Boxes, that was released last year.
With the development of my skills and my tool collection, I became confident enough to sell a couple things at local craft shows as well as to friends and co-workers. While I am far from living on my woodcrafting income, I enjoy bringing in a little extra cash.
I continue to produce band saw boxes since they are a fun and creative project that help me continue developing my woodworking skills.
I recently retired from the Aurora, CO police department after 20 years of service. I currently work part time at the Denver WOODCRAFT store. I am signed up for some great classes in the future and am looking forward to possibly teaching at the store in the near future.
I am eyeing bigger projects as my skills improve and am looking forward to trying my hand at both furniture building and turning. I just recently picked up a Steel City lathe and am starting to learn to turn. I had stayed away from turning but finally decided to give it a try.
I discovered Lumber Jocks while surfing the net and it looks like a great site to network, get ideas, and to give ideas. Nice to meet you all!
-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO
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Hello again all, After thinking about and looking at the suggestions provided, I decided to take a piece of one suggestion and run with it. I am going to take this 8’ board and turn it into a couch table—kinda. Ulimately this will e...
I was in the mountains this weekend and was driving down the highway just outside Estes Park (beautiful drive if you ever get to Colorado). I saw a shop with rustic furniture for sale outside. But what caught my eye were several HUGE planks of woo...