I haven’t been here for awhile. My apologies to friends here and thank you for the emails expressing your concern. Largest reason for my absence these last few months involves this - I have mentioned in my last blog that I had a heari...
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Location: Owosso, Michigan
I am a "jack of all trades" individual who fell into computer work for the last decade and I spend numerous hours in front of a screen. A couple of years ago, I decided I need a more physical, "hands on" hobby to help balance my time in the cyber world. Sometimes, you can spend all day working on an issue and not feel like you accomplished a darn thing. I wanted something in which I could look at the end product and feel the satisfaction that comes from making something.
My first attempt at woodworking involved making some wooden toys for my sons. My oldest (Samuel) is 13 right now and my youngest (Gabriel) is 10. At the time, my tools were as limited as my know-how. I had a 12 inch miter saw, a jigsaw, and a hand drill. Somehow, I miraculously survived the flying bits of wood that were a result of some stupid cut I would try, and the woodworking bug took hold. Now my basement shop has been going through small modifications and I have a half way decent collection of professional and cheap tools alike. Hopefully, the quality of the end product will improve with time and experience.
-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.
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This blog has little to do with woodworking. But it does involve the larger project called Life. I received some recent emails expressing concern about my whereabouts. To those I have befriended on this site. I give my deepest apologies for fal...
One of the pleasant things about moving from a beginner to a more intermediate stage in woodworking is that you start paying attention to things you didn’t really focus on before. My work tonight, for example, involves a little more thought ...
The rumors are true. Occasionally, I actually do some woodworking. Many times I just have a limited amount of time and don’t post. I still need to get a digital camera to make the process easier. I was asked if I could make a dozen small ...
In the last article, I talked about cleaning up my work environment to allow for shorter setup times and more ready access to the machines and items in my workshop. But that is only part of the battle. I experienced some personal loss this l...