So i’ve been doing a lot of sitting on my tuckus and i’ve got the wild hair of an idea that since i’m now in a wheelchair and I am a diehard woodworker than why not try to help out the rest of the randoms out there that are in a ...
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Location: Upper Michigan
well I suppose it's time to change my bio. I'm no longer active duty, was discharged 28 March 2015. Since then i've spent most of my time trying to work through the pain in my back and keep putting out nice looking firewood in my tiny shop. i've refused to be in my wheelchair anymore and even though sometimes it hurts too bad to get up I still try to push through it. Full time student now working on my Bachelors of Medical Science at Michigan Technological University while raising 2 boys. If i'm not making sawdust i'm usually laying down waiting for the nerves to stop screaming. woodworking is better physical therapy than the "professionals" have you do I can say that with confidence! Back where I grew up in the upper peninsula of michigan where it's winter about 75% of the year. If you find yourself bored, and in a wheelchair, that's the perfect time to pick up a very physically challenging hobby!
-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying
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I bought a veritas low angle smoothing plane with the new pm-v11 25 degree blade and the A1 50 degree blade. I have only used it one time and it’s too hard for me to use in a wheelchair so I would like to sell it to but the regular model. I ...
i’m in between a router plane, a shoulder plane, or a rabbet plane. I need it for a variety of things such as cutting grooves, dados, and things like tongue and groove so which one is going to be the best for all of these purposes? Iron S...
I’ve always gotten a lot of support from everyone on here while i’m relearning how to redo everything in a wheelchair. That being said i’m starting to get worn out when woodworking. I love using a hand plane and I’ve receiv...
As some of you know I’ve started learning how to do everything with hand tools. I feel more in control when I use them and I can do everything in my living room (not without the wife throwing the occasional comment about my mess) and still b...