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6 posts in 1980 days
Location: Reading, Ohio
I grew up with wood, my father a farm boy at heart was constantly building something – doghouses, workbenches, and remodeling our 150-year old house. In the early 60’s I hacked out a derringer, wrecking every file my father had.
In 1965 I started a co-op program with Ohio University and Cincinnati Milling Machine (later Cincinnati Milacron and now vaporized). The 2-year mechanical engineering program was hands on training with machine tools (Lathes, Milling Machines, Grinders and NC). I learned precision work. Machine Design came naturally.
With metalworking taking up the daytime, my hobbies turned to wood. My first real paycheck went for a Sears 12” radial arm saw. I started building my shop. 1976 saw the start of making wood models of machine tools. The profits purchased tools. Engineer by day – model maker at night worked quite well.
Computer 3D took over the model market, but I still have the tools....
I still collect and rebuild hand tools, power tools, and machine tools. I am a tool nut!
The Cincinnati Woodworking Club has been a very important part of my woodworking since 1980. I now serve as one of the group leaders for the central group. Please come see us at
|commented on||Take Apart Pull Train, CWC - Central Group Project for Appalachian Toy Project||01-27-2011 03:23 AM|
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