I have been trolling Ebay for the last month or so looking for hand tools, especially planes. I’m sorry if I’m the one who stole something away from you, but I lost many more auctions than I won, as I’m sure everybody knows! T...
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Location: Burlington, North Carolina
I am an amateur woodworker who finds that I enjoy the "quiet" of the planer after a long day's work. I like turning pens, projects for my wife and kids, and challenging myself with new and harder projects.
I look forward to learning from the amazing amount of knowledge on this site!
Adding more now that I have more time.
I started woodworking when I got married just over 10 years ago. My grandparents gave us a 10x10 outbuilding as a wedding gift, so needless to say, the first hour and last hour of any day's work was me carrying my tools out and setting them up in the yard.
After a couple of years, my wife and I purchased an abandoned historical home and spent 2 years making it livable (during which time I started and finished graduate school and our first child was born). As we worked on the new house, we planned for a garage, but money ran out. I held on, though, and shortly after our second child was born, I began building the garage and shed. It took a couple of years because I refused to borrow money for it and truthfully had no idea what I was doing, but it's finally as finished as it has to be right now. And I'm able to pick my hobby back up and I have found that I can lose track of time in there breathing sawdust!
I have enjoyed looking through projects and blogs. I know that I'll never catch up but the site is easy to search, so as I think of an interest, I seem to be able to find plenty.
-- Michael, North Carolina -- Whittling away the time making fine lumber into perfect fire stove fuel.
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|commented on||Darth Vader Pen||08-25-2011 03:13 AM|
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Let me first explain myself. I started woodworking just after getting married 10 years ago. Someone out there can probably explain this to me, but after a couple of kids, it seems that the time to enjoy my hobby as well as the resources to buy too...