Today I posted a finished keepsake trunk project: “Keepsake Trunk”: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/107694 This blog is to provide more information and photos of the wood used for the project, the process of making the curved lid (c...
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Location: East Providence, RI
I am fifty-something. I am married to my wonderful wife of 36 years. In 1978 I made a plywood rolling cabinet for my then, photography hobby and I was hooked on woodworking. For Christmas 1979, I put a Craftsman radial arm saw on my wish list and Santa, aka my wife, brought it. (See I told you she is wonderful.) Nearly 30 years later, in May 2009, I bought my first table saw. Wow, I thought I enjoyed woodworking before! What an awesome tool to use.
A native New Englander, I was raised a Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots fan (actually NY Giants until the Pats came along in 1960). It's my great hope that the NY lumberjocks will put woodworking before the Red Sox/Yankee rivalry!
Over the years, I have made beds for my children, hutches, a Queen Anne style coffee table (Those cabriole legs are challenging!), gifts for friends and relatives, etc. I guess I am most proud that I made my wife and my entire bedroom set from red oak. This includes a king-size bed, a mirrored dresser for her, a five-drawer chest of drawers for me and two nightstands.
I am delighted to have found this site while doing a search on reviews for the Rikon 14" band saw. I have found it to be a wonderful site for comaraderie, sharing of knowledge and advice/information.
-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI
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