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Location: Houston, TX
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Like lots of guys, I've done things with wood for years, but never thought of myself as a woodworker. I always defined a true woodworking project as something you didn't get splinters from everytime you picked it up. And by that humble definition, I've only ever done one project that qualifies as woodworking.

About a year ago I decided to rip out the carpeted stairs in my house and install oak treads. I really enjoyed that project and was pretty happy overall with the results.

Recently my wife has taken a liking to Mission style furniture and in my normal cheapness I took one look at the prices for that furniture and promptly announced I'd build whatever she wanted. I figured that while I probably wouldn't actually save money, I'd be able to pick up a bunch of nifty tools along the way.

So my shop is my driveway typically and its a work in progress, but currently I've got:
Steel City 10" 3HP table saw w/30" fence (I really like this)
Jessem mast-r-lift excel router table w/porter cable 7518
Delta 6" jointer 37-190 (old, heavy, but it does make a smooth cut once it's adjusted)
Dewalt 734 Planer
Craftsman 10" bandsaw (not fancy, but for $50 at the Sears refurb shop I can't complain)
Dewalt 12" compound miter (had it 10 years and still works great)
I have a small compliment of chisels, planes, sanding blocks, etc of varying quality

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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Max

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#1 posted 816 days ago

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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SnowyRiver

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#2 posted 816 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 816 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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surfin2

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#4 posted 816 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Mike_D_S

13 posts in 816 days


#5 posted 816 days ago

Thanks guys, I’ll post some pics of my first real “furniture” quality project shortly. It’s a small red oak console table made from re-purposed oak stair treads and risers from when I changed my stairs from carpet to wood. The other project I’m proud of is installing oak treads/risers in my house and replacing the hand rails, etc.

Quick question, is the projects area just for completed projects or do you put in progress items there as well? Or is that more for the blog?

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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Max

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#6 posted 816 days ago

Project area is for completed projects and blog would be more appropriate for in progress.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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woodworm

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#7 posted 815 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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