I just updated my shop in the new house! Please, have a look and tell me what you think… http://lumberjocks.com/RandyMarine/workshop
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Location: Syracuse, NY
I am new to wood working. I have done some back in middle school and that was shelves. I did do stage craft my junior year, but that was only making plywood scene sets for the school productions.
I went into the Marines straight after High school where I started helping friends build shedds and barns. I did alot of framing, and even helped a friend restore a 26 foot boat. Found out I love working with my hands and building things.
After I was medically retired from the service, I went to college to be an electronic engineer. I started working as a network engineer for a medical records company when I graduated. I found I also loved concept and design.
I moved into a small house and decided that the granny stuff/decor needed to go. I bought a crap load of tools and got started. After 5 years of remodelling/renovations and a few natural mishaps (sewage pipe breaking, furnace giving out, faulty, old wiring that had to be replaced or rerouted, and a windstorm that caused a lot of damage)! I managed to get both floors and landscaping finished.
I was forced to retire last year at age 32, due to my injuries, and be a stay at home father.
Now, I need something to do for stress relief and decided woodworking was the way to go. Besides I would hate to see all these pretty tools go to waste.
Trust me people, I need all the advise I can get...I just built my first drafting table, and man I am glad I am the only one who will see it.
Being an engineer, I do like to chronical everything I do in detail. Hey, you never know, someone might like what I have done and want to duplicate it.
I also do everything in an assembly format...this allows me to keep a photo journal as well.
Please any and all comments are welcome and encouraged.
-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.
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Greetings All, Well, as I said in the first part…I grabbed out my original sketches and they looked nothing like what I had in my mind now, but knew I wanted to incorporate some of my original ideas into the final design. So, I grabbed my...
Hey all fellow LJ’s, I decided I should try this blog thing again…now that I have a clue as to what I am doing in the shop and on this site. When I first joined LJ’s, I had done very little woodworking and was very eager to...
Hello all, Sorry I had not posted the follow up sooner, but family life superceeds all. Well, I learned a lot of this project. The main ones are:1) Never reuse partical board!2) Beginners should always spend max amount of time on planning.3)...
Well, this is my way of getting my ideas out and get some solid advise. About 3 weeks ago my daughter, who is 2, tore the false fronts of her $60 Walmart dresser. This is just what I needed. I started thinking about building her a good dresse...