• Advertise with us
View Roibeárd's:homeworkshopprojects (0)blog (0)reviews (0)forum topics (1)buddies (0)favorites (0)activity logWatch


None so far

4 posts in 1206 days

Location: New Jersey

I have always been building things. As a ham radio operator, I built radio equipment. I have done some carpentry. A friend and I have worked on some pretty major home repair/remodel for his house and my sister's house. Nothing professional but we always worked hard to do it the right way.

In the last year, I became seriously interested in woodworking. I have done it on and off for many years though my tool set and time was limited. Now I have more time. :-) Which way to go power or hand tools? I have limited space to set up a workshop right now. (Oddly, family members insist the car needs to go in the garage.) So my workshop needs to be a bit more portable. Hand tools are a lot quieter, lot less dust, takes up less room-- or so I'm told :-), and are very portable. So hand tools it is.

Taking a class at the local high school to learn some skills used to be a possibility. Sadly, shop classes are gone. What's a newbie to do? Thanks to the Net, I have the next best thing access to a lot teachers. I joined The Hand Tool School where I have learned a lot; especially that I have a lot yet
to learn. :-)

I read Chris Schwarz's "The Anarchist's Tool Chest". Between it and The Hand Tool School I have a good idea of a basic tool set. I am slowly assembling my tools and learning to use them. I wish I could afford everything brand new, but can't. Right now my tools are a mix of good old vintage tools and new ones--more old than new.

And I have lurked here on Lumberjocks sucking up as much knowledge as I can. :-)

My interests right now are leaning towards furniture building. But if it involves woodworking I will probably give it a try. :-)

-- [yet another] Bob, lost in the wilds of New Jersey :-)

Latest Activity

replied on Choosing Bench & Mortise Chisels 08-29-2013 08:56 PM
replied on Designing a folding fireplace mantel 08-29-2013 04:11 PM
started topic Designing a folding fireplace mantel 07-24-2013 01:55 PM
commented on Roibeárd's Profile 07-23-2013 08:54 PM
signed up Roibeárd's Profile 08-10-2012 10:31 PM

Latest Projects

None so far

Latest Blog Entries

None so far

Grab widget

5 comments so far

View surfin2's profile


51276 posts in 2227 days

#1 posted 08-10-2012 11:13 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

View a1Jim's profile


113833 posts in 2668 days

#2 posted 08-11-2012 01:42 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!

-- Custom furniture

View SnowyRiver's profile


51451 posts in 2571 days

#3 posted 08-11-2012 01:18 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

View Max's profile


55990 posts in 3364 days

#4 posted 08-16-2012 03:25 AM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

View Roibeárd's profile


4 posts in 1206 days

#5 posted 07-23-2013 08:54 PM

Thanks all for the welcome! I signed up then promptly became busy with the “real world”. But I am back again at last. :-)

-- [yet another] Bob, lost in the wilds of New Jersey :-)

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics