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Location: Thornton, CO
I've been making sawdust for 50 years. My first woodworking project, that I can remember, was a dog house made out of blackjack pine slabs and used nails. Things have improved some since then, tools and hardware, but I am still learning how to 'cut once' and make it square.
I enjoy woodworking, sewing and computing. I got started sewing when my wife upgraded her sewing machine and left the old one sitting around. Kind of like that old dog house, I started fumbling around and next thing I knew I had a new denim jacket.
I am starting to think about retiring some day and have decided to upgrade some of my tools before I do. I purchased a Shopsmith MarkV in the early '80s and stared replacing it with individual power tools about 15 years ago. When I had pretty much replaced the functionality of it I gave it to my sister for her workshop.
I make furniture items and gifts mostly. I do some spindle and pen turning, and trying to figure out the scroll saw.
-- Buildin' America
|commented on||Rocking Horses||10-17-2014 09:49 PM|
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|commented on||Stitching Horse||08-27-2014 03:09 AM|
|added project||Yarn Winder & Swift||08-27-2014 02:35 AM|
|commented on||Home built mini hay bale press||07-17-2014 03:42 AM|
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|commented on||Bench top down draft table||06-18-2014 03:39 AM|
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