Okay, so a little about me. I’m a military member who started learning woodworking from a great friend at Eglin Air Force Base. It all started with scrollsawing and of course branched off into other tools and their use. When I originally received orders for South Korea I had been told not to worry about bringing power tools or anything like that because there would be no space to be able to do anything. Besides, every base has a woodshop right?!? So I followed that sage and sound advice, packed up all my tools and put them in permanant storage while the wife and I and our four children started on our two year adventure overseas. We arrived at Osan in August of 2013. They set us up in family housing pretty quick, much to our surprise. Even more to our surprise was the size of these places in the highrise. Our apartment was over 2300SqFt! I’d lived in smaller houses! And it came with a great deck that measured 4’ x 9’ and a laundry room that was huge and additional storage room down the hall. I instantly realized the mistake in bringing no tools at all…not even a cordless drill and circular saw. But I was decided and determined that I would just have to wait till I got back to the States because I wasn’t going to buy a complete second set of tools….. And then it happened….the wife decided I should be able to do at least a little woodoworking since the base didn’t have a wood shop (it had closed down a year and a half prior…go figure). So she bought me the Black and Decker Matrix along with all the attachments (Circular Saw, Jig Saw, Router, Multitool….). And this is the point where the adventure begins…again!
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