Couple of old cheap guns I have had very bad plastic grips on the pistol and the gunstock was homemade out of pine and had broke.I carved the shotgun stock out of 8/4 cherry. Its not quite done yet. The grips for the pistol I carved out of scr...
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Up till about 15-17 years ago, I still didnt know what I wanted in life and for the most part had nothing. I had decided to change that.
Now, I'm over 50 and got lots of irons in the fire. Woodworking is the most relaxing pastime I have. When I look back I'm thinking I made a good decision to leave my old life behind. About me....... Been married forever. Two children, two grandsons, two cats, two acre garden, one two cylinder motorcycle, 4 two cylinder tractors, one two cylinder lawnmower, lots of old iron equipment, 60 wooded acres, trout stream, 6000+ BF lumber and my woodshop used to be my garage. I have black cherry, soft maple, bitternut hickory, white birch, elm, poplar, white ash, black ash, red oak, basswood, tamarak and spruce. All was cut here at my home, and is under a woodshed 24 x 36. I was very suprised to find some curly cherry, hickory, soft maple and black ash after I had the logs sawn. Gotta find the right project for that stuff! I got room for about 2000 more feet and plan on getting some cedar and whatever else I can get my hands on. (as of Jan. 2010, woodshed is full)
If it wasnt for my son starting to buy some woodworking equipment years ago, I'd never have started up woodworking again. (My son is the one in my buddy icon with my Dads Woodmizer.)
I always loved woodworking since highschool. I still have my first projects that I made. When I get bored or need time away from a project, I usually copy the little shaker table I built way back then. I've made tons of them out of many different types of wood, and only sold one. All my friends and family have little tables! I also donate them to benefits and charities. If I can find someone to make packing material specifically for the table parts, I'd make more and ship them out. If anyone knows how to go about this, or know anyone who has contacts to do this, drop me a line.
I would also like to let everyone know that I am in no way, shape or form an expert or professional woodworker. 'Advanced beginner' at best. If woodworking ever becomes a chore for me, I will sell my equipment and buy a new tractor to play with.
Ive only been on here two days and am just beginning to meet some very nice people. Just about the time I think I'm spending too much time on the computer, along comes Lumberjocks!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You Everyone for the for the good info and inspiration for newer projects!!!
-- Got Wood?
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