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Mike_D_S

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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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replied on Advice on correcting warped vanity top? 01-10-2013 11:56 AM
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started topic Advice on correcting warped vanity top? 01-02-2013 02:55 AM
added blog entry Jake's Chairs #1: Quartet of adirondack style chairs and a couple of side tables 12-17-2012 05:13 AM
replied on Advice on router wing for TS compared to dedicated table 11-21-2012 04:08 PM
started topic Advice on router wing for TS compared to dedicated table 11-21-2012 01:54 AM
replied on Dewalt DW734 Planer on Clearance at HD 11-21-2012 12:43 AM
started topic Advice on setting blade alignment on Steel City TS? 07-16-2012 12:31 AM
added blog entry Oak Entry Table 07-04-2012 02:29 AM
added blog entry My first real 'woodworking' project 05-04-2012 03:31 AM
commented on Mike_D_S's Profile 05-03-2012 06:07 PM
started topic SOLD: Woodhaven Angle Ease jig for PC7518 05-03-2012 04:02 PM
signed up Mike_D_S's Profile 05-03-2012 02:25 PM

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Max

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 02:47 PM

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 05-03-2012 03:02 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 05-03-2012 03:11 PM

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 05-03-2012 04:23 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Mike_D_S

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#5 posted 05-03-2012 06:07 PM

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 05-03-2012 08:13 PM

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 05-04-2012 03:19 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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