My current project requires me to have an arch on the base of the cabinet, but Santa didn’t bring me a bandsaw again this year. I could have made a template and made the arch on the router or used my jig saw, which I’ve done in the pa...
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Location: Walnut Creek, CA
I retired back in April, 2007. My biggest fear was not having anything to do in retirement or finding something that would only interest me for a few months and then dropping it. I enjoyed woodworking but only had a little training freshman year in high school. After retiring I took a number of woodworking classes at the local adult ed. which gave me the knowledge and confidence to actually do something correctly without cutting off a finger. It's been a little over 2 years now and I live in my shop - aka, my garage. As a result of being in my garage I've gotten to know a number of my neighbors, who before were just cars that I waved to in passing.
As for my project list - my wife keeps me very busy. I'll figure I'll be in the garage for at least 5 years just on her current list which continues to grow. I also make flag cases for retired service personnel who live in the area.
My wife and I also have 2 big ol' retrievers that we rescued about 4 years ago. One is a Golden Retriever and the other is an awesome Black Golden. Both are the sweetest dogs ever. And they get rewarded quite regularly with trips to Carmel, Calif - the most dog friendly city anywhere.
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I have a smallish vehicle, consequently when I need wood I cannot always just run out and buy a number of board feet and fit it in the car. That’s where online ordering comes in handy. I’ve ordered from Woodworkers Source a few times...
I found this link on woodnet.net I thought I’d share it here as well. It is very interesting for anyone who uses those precision Japanese woodworking tools. I couldn’t understand a word, but the videos say everything.http://web.mac....
The 3 pieces for the lower surround are finished and installed. The cabinet on the right will hold the components for the surround sound. As luck would have it, I temporarily placed the speakers where they were going to go and it just took away ...
I was trying to find a good article/link about popping the grain in black walnut but didn’t find one that really explained it for me. There are many articles/links dealing with maple though. As luck would have it, our woodworkers club in a...