REASONS FOR MAKING THE CONVERSION: I have a very small shop and I couldn’t move the dust collection system (dcs) where it would be out of the way. The cloth bag filter sat so high that it would hit duct work in my shop. I also didn’...
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Location: Johnson Creek, WI
My Dad was a carpenter and I did work a few days here and there with him, but didn't really have an interest in home building. But, I did have an interest in building other things with wood. Most of my work was somewhat crude being of 2x4's and the like; and I made our first coffee table from that. Later I made some furniture pieces but they always had some shortcomings. I think I lacked the time and patience to "get it right."
Now that I'm retired, I find I am able to produce much better work. Since I became more serious in my woodworking I have learned three important lessons:
1) The key to fine woodworking is accuracy! It's not a secret, but it also dosn't happen on it's own. It takes concerted effort.
2) Like billiards, you need to think two steps ahead of yourself. How will the next moves be affected by what you are doing now?
3) Take breaks from your project. I have saved myself from numerous errors just by stepping away and taking a break. During that time I have often had an "A-ha" moment that saved me from making an error, or giving me of an alternative solution to a problem.
I don't always follow these lessons, and each time I don't it comes back to bite me!
-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."
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