For quite some time now (I’m guessing about 3 or 4 years), I have wanted to build a proper workbench. However, due to my job, a new baby (in 2013), loss of a job (in 2013), a new job (2013-14), significant income reduction due to new job (20...
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Location: Maryville, MO
I am a beginning woodworker - I once was a gearhead (still am, really), but after graduating high school and moving away from my Dad's huge shop I found that its hard to restore/hot rod vehicles in a driveway or a small 2 car garage...so I traded in the welder for a hand plane, and away I went!
I've been dabbling in the wood realm for about a year and a half, and have refinished an old coffee table, built a pathetic built-in workbench, and a cabinet for my shop which STILL isnt done, but its hanging on the wall and storing stuff...maybe someday I'll build the drawers and doors...
I also built a box for a friend's wife as an anniversary present - nothing huge, just a box jointed outfit. I'm about to get started building a real workbench in the next few weeks, so let the fun begin!
-- Jason K
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