Now that I have done a little work in the shop I decided to update my blog. I have not installed a dust collector as of yet. That will hopefully come next year. For now, i am using a shop vac, and a broom. Other than that i feel very good abou...
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Location: levellland TX
My name is Randy. I've been working wood for about a year now. I have a beautiful wife, and 3 kids. I am 32 years old and have spent all of my adult life working in the oil patch. I have a degree in humanities with a minor in history. My wife just finished her bachelor in social work and was recently accepted into the Texas Tech School of Law. Life is often hectic with so much going on, and woodworking has allowed me to find some peace.
I have had no instruction on woodworking, so I am having to teach myself. Most of everything i have learned has been through online sources, magazines, and trial and error. I have gotten a lot of ideas from this site and I always enjoy viewing the creations of others.
If anyone has any questions about me or my projects, feel free to contact me.
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The shop is finally up and i am 90% moved in. I am very happy with the space and think it is going to serve me well. I have only one disappointment: I originally ran two conduits for floor receptacles. One of the fittings came loose when we we...
The shop is coming along nicely. All the walls are up and the roof is 1/3 complete. The wind is not cooperating at all. (We would otherwise be done) The two walls in the following picture will contain 4 3’x3’ windows. 3 on the lo...
Finally, there is some steel in the air. I consider myself a mature adult, but i am really feeling like a 6-year old child waiting for Christmas. There are a few things that i am contemplating at this point and i would love feed back.1. Light...
Finally, i broke some ground.(Literally) I have roughly two months before im in operation, but actually seeing the concrete hit the ground is exciting. I dont have much to say other than YEEEHHHH!!! There are a total of 8 weld plates that wer...