Today my father-in-law, Doug passed away. Doug was an amazing man who was full of compassion and love of life. He was an inspiration and mentor to me in so many ways, one of those was was his passion for woodworking. One day, shortly after Shar...
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Location: Langley BC Canada
I live in Fort Langley British Columbia with my wife and two kids plus our Australian Shepherd named Baron. I have been woodworking since about 1990. My workshop is a 2 car garage which is fairly well equipped. I am in the Emergency Medical Services field as an instructor which tends to be very demanding so I find woodworking to be almost therapeutic. When I am in the shop, everything else gets left behind. I find it tremendously rewarding to create furniture and keepsakes for the enjoyment of my family, friends and myself.
My woodworking consists of a wide variety, everything from building my own kitchen cabinets to furniture and a myriad of other projects. Recently through a Lee Valley course I caught the turning bug and am now also exploring that area of woodworking. My wife took that course with me and also caught the bug which is great.
Interestingly my first exposure to woodworking was many years ago in high school (grade 9). I recall that my teacher passed me on the condition that I never touch another woodworking tool again. He was a very poor teacher and did more to dissuade my interest than anything else. I recall that wood shop was a tremendously unpopular class with students which is a shame. Due to this experience I never even considered woodworking again until I was in my late 30's. At that time my father in law, who is an avid woodworker, prompted me to explore the hobby once again. I'm very grateful to him for that.
My other constant source of encouragement and learning is right here, all the wonderful folks who post comments, projects, tips, blogs and reviews on Lumberjocks! You are an inspiration to me!
LJ member since June 2008
-- Jim in Langley BC Canada --- www.sollows.ca
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I am making some bar stools for the eating bar at our kitchen island. I have a dilemma about joinery. At the top of the leg where it joins the cross piece (in a table it’s called the apron … not sure if thats what it’s called in...
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