My neighbor and new buddy Paul has been teaching me how to do dowel joints, pretty fun. I am new to wood working so I am very appreciative when someone can demonstrate their skills for me. I am currently building a wooden, Victorian-style, (vin...
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Location: Framingham, MA
I am new to woodworking and very eager to learn about building quality wood products. I also play drums, do kung fu, and oil paintings.
My wife and I just bought a nice old colonial late 2008 and I have been teaching myself to do basic home improvement tasks. I then realized, I had no dedicated work area, so I took my old entry-level Ryobi tools and made a heavy duty work/assembly bench. Which in turn prompted me to make a 12' long miter saw station with pegboard cabs. Needless to say, this has been infectious and addictive. So now my confidence is building up... initially I considered myself to be all thumbs, but I feel I am have learned a bit in the last one year. Also, helping my buddy build up his new place of business gave me a lot more of basic experience with mitering, painting, flooring, tiling, sheetrock & ceiling work.
I say that to get to this. I bought my house mainly because of the huge unfinished attic. It's on the third floor and it's beautiful. I can't afford to pay someone to build it up, so... I am learning how to make stuff, so one day, I can refinish my attic. I intend to insulate, finish the wood floors, install knee-walls, shelving and drawers, and maybe a bathroom.
But for now, I eagerly read up on woodworking, continue to build simple little projects and slowly acquiring good tools.