I know I’ve been having a busy summer and hadn’t been on Lumberjocks in quite a while but I didn’t realize it had been nearly 6 months… I haven’t been doing much of anything in my shop for the last several months eith...
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Location: Redmond WA
I learned the basics of woodworking in junior high shop class. I started woodworking as a professional a couple years after high school in my fathers shop. Many years and shops later I got tired of working jobs that were more often plastic laminates and melamine cabinets than wood working. I also got tired of things like a lack of good health insurance and dependable income. I went back to school, learned how to program computers, and got a job at a really big software company in Redmond WA. A few years ago I bought a house with a garage and setup a small shop. So far I've mostly been building stuff for my house but have started building some small boxes with the plan of expanding, trying to make a little money on the side, and maybe eventually going back to woodworking fulltime professionally. When I started the shop I thought of myself as an expert woodworker due to my years of professional cabinet making. I quickly realized that it was the first time I had ever done woodworking without some old guy with 30 years more experience than me designing the projects and holding my hand as I built them. It was a serious eye opener. I'm really enjoying designing and building my own stuff but I have a lot to learn about design and I'm hoping to get some help from members of this site. I'm looking forward to getting feedback once I start posting some of my projects.
-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.
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