I have a nice Incra Lite on my router table purchased and used specifically for joinery. It does a nice job and I use it for small dovetails and box joints. However I always wanted to learn how to do hand cut dovetails for larger projects an...
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Location: Elkins, WV
I have been interested in working with wood and machinery since I was a kid. (much older now). Over the years I have built a collection of tools but was never serious about making quality stuff.
I worked as the Technology Supervisor at the WV Wood Technology Center. There I met a number of great people who were woodworkers and used the industrial equipment at the center. I became a member of the Woodworkers Co-Op and started asking questions.
After a while I decided to tackle an ambitious project which was to make a sewing table for my wife. I seldom back away from a challenge so I dove in, only to discover I needed some better tools, better dust collection (gasp!) and more skills. I was hooked.
My kids know better than to get me a tie or some other useless item for Christmas and Birthdays, they get me gift certificates to Sears and Lowes! This is how I was able to save up and get some better equipment.
Ten years ago my wife and I decided to sell our house in NJ and bought 10 acres on a mountain in West Virginia where we built our dream home. I moved my business to a nice small town and started over. I've never looked back.
I own and operate a Technology Services Company with four employees during the week. On weekends I can be found in my shop or out working around the property.
-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle
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I had a table top to glue up this weekend and was looking to build a jig to get better results adding biscuits to align the boards during glue up. I made a mistake on my last set of glue-ups and thought the boards were flush, but when I pulled th...
I have declared war on dust in the shop. My shop is in the basement/garage and I have been spending more and more time there. Recently I was planing/jointing around 100’ of rough cut cherry for a project which produced a lot of sawdust fro...