I was surprised at the number of messages I got just signing up. So, I though I would write a little introduction.
Woodworking is a hobby for me. I started out refinishing furniture and then tried my hand at making a little. For a while I really liked wood turning especially bowls and boxes. But mostly its always been something to take my mind off of my job.
About 12 years ago I got really bored and decided what I needed to do was build a house. Do it all myself, that would keep me occupied for a while. My wife said OK but she wanted to pick the house. (If you are ever tempted to do this let me tell you about 10,000 reasons not to.)
So I have spent my weekends and vacations for the last 12 years building us our dream house. Now my only dream is that it will be done soon.
On the up side I can now: hang sheet rock, lay tile, wire to code, plumb to code, run HVAC duct work, hang insulation (ick) lay stone and a bunch of other stuff. Turns out I really like the tile, stone and wiring, and still the wood work. But the rest I can take or leave. Except the sheet rock, I absolutely hate sheet rock.
Anyway I started building cabinets for a little wet bar in the master bedroom and I ended up here while searching for how to space the hinges. Over the next few years I plan to build a lot of stuff for the house so this should be a good place for me.
A soon as I finish the little bar (which should be about a month) I will start on a very challenging project. A moving bookcase. It will be the master bedroom closet door and will be moved by a liner motor.
If anyone cares, in real life I do research in data communications.