I have finally gotten around to making a real workbench for my new, and smaller, shop (see my previous entry). I am in the planning phase right now. I’ve been pouring over plans, books, philosophy of workbench design. I guess it’s s...
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Location: Rochester Hills, MI
After 30+ years as a corporate organizational psychologist, I cashed in my chips and retired . . . . sort'a. I'm back in graduate school working on a degree in counseling, something I've wanted to do for a long time. In my corporate days, my love of woodworking lost out to the green-backs that came from my day job.
With the rigors of school winding down, I'm finally getting a chance to tackle that long list of projects that have been on the back burner. Recently, my wife insisted that I re-build my "dream shop" that I've always wanted (said I was always more peaceful in the "good ole' days when I was working in the shop). That's the good news. The bad news . . . . she gave me half the space to do it. But I'm having fun with the challenge of creating an efficient workspace in a smaller "man cave." I plan to post some photos as the shop project comes near to completion.
I'm glad I found this site. I don't know many people with whom I can have an intelligent conversation about woodworking. I'm looking forward to getting to know the folks on this site and learning from your experience as I re-engage with my passion for creating furniture and art in wood. I've already gotten some good advice on a band saw purchase I'm planning to make in the next few days.
-- Ron Ramsey, Rochester Hills,
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For years I have read those articles about the ideal shops in the various wood magazines. I’ve kept copies of ingenious fixtures, storage units, tool plans, etc. Now the time has come to build my dream shop, but I have half the room I had ...