Hello to everyone!
I've stumbled upon this website, and it looks like a great place to share ideas, and get help with my woodworking skills.
I'm 62, single, and live along the Rhode Island coast in a small town, Bristol.
I'm a computer graphic artist, toolmaker, hub & die maker, and former art educator (a long time ago)
I'm a Harley enthusiast, and just ride locally.
I am a complete beginner to woodworking, but I do have my toolmaking skills to rely on; and the same principles apply; start and stay square!
I've put together some good equipment, although I wish I did buy better equipment; My table saw is a General Intn'l contractors saw.
Grizzly 17" band saw,a Powermatic 6" jointer,Festool circular saw vacuum and panel cutter combo,(which eliminates the need to wrestle a full sheet of material to the table saw. At 1 grand, it was pricey, but a joy to use.I also have a 13" planer. All my equipment is on mobile bases, so my shop can easily be changed whenevery it suits me.
My first project is building kitchen cabinets. So far, I have 3 base cabinets built; the blind corner, sink & a utility cabinet almost done.
That is the carcasses anyway. I'm making the face frames & doors out of cherry.
I've kind of perhaps gone on long enough for now, but will attach photos when I figure out the file size limit & format.
I hope to learn much, and gain those valued skills from the craftsman and artisans here!
-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island