On 03JUL11 2118hrs… put out the last cigarette.“Independence Day” has been given a whole new meaning…ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!!!Any of you that can offer some support would be GREATLY appreciated.On a scale of 0-10, my ...
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About me, huh? OK... let me start off by writing that I am, no where near, as fortunate as to have the skill, equipment, shops, etc as most of you... and am completely jealous of that fact.
I grew up with a father who could build anything out of nothing and have scraps left over. His brother had his own shop packed equipment to rival the ones in the "monster" thread on this site. He created art that ranged from an encredible dining suite for eight (spindle back chairs, extention table, sideboard and cupboard) and a complete bedroom suite (double bed, wardrobe and keyhole dresser including the stool) down to pocket knife carving squirrels out of peach seeds and chains out of scrap 2x2s.
What talent did I inherit from these guys? Well, let me remind you that there are few straight lines in nature... that is why I have to use a compound miter saw just to create one. I have to buy extra lumber to compensate for my inate ability to measure twice, cut once, swear, measure again, cut once, swear louder and throw my tape measure... you get the idea. Who in hell came up with a these damn, perfect 45* angles, anyway?! The bastards...
I can hear you whispering amoung yourselves... "What the hell is is this goofball doing on our site"?
Well, I can honestly confess that no virgin's thigh is as silken as the touch of smooth, hand polished wood, no perfume like the scent of fresh cut lumber or sultry movement as drawing as a finely matched display of dovetailing to titalate my jaded senses!
Oh... and I carve. I am facinated by Netsuke... intricate, miniature details... which may be born in the fact that I am 6'4" and 204lbs.
And... I am NOT a master carver... well, not yet. My 'shop' consists of the shade tree in my back yard or on the patio... my 'equipment' is a well used saber saw, a Skil "octo" orbital sander, a second hand "Task Force" adjustable work bench and a hand held Dremel (with scads of attachments).
So... that's me.
Peace and blessed be.
-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.
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(I can’t believe I haven’t seen something like this on here…) You can create something out of nothing and have scraps left over.You can spend hours looking at a chunk/hoard of wood picturing what you are going to do with it.Yo...