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Location: Downers Grove, IL
I got the woodworking bug from my dad. In the 23 years I lived in my parents house I could count on one hand how many times we had to call someone to fix something. He had his father's old DeWalt radial arm saw that was a fixture in our garage. I took woods class in junior high and loved it. When I got into high school I signed up for woods as an elective, but was turned off by the number of stoners in the class. That was the last time I was in a true shop.
Fast forward 20 something years...a wife, a move from the city to the burbs a new house, big yard, and a beautiful baby boy. It all happened so fast that I'm still trying to grasp it all.
Our new house has a full unfinished basement and I finally have room to have a workshop. I just splurged on a new compound miter saw and can't wait to get started on projects around the house. I'm going to start small with some crown molding in our half bath and take it from there. Every window in our house needs a proper sill and trim work. Planning a big deck in the spring, lockers for our laundry/mud room in the fall and then when time permits a coffered ceiling in the office along with some built-in bookshelves. The list goes on.
I work in IT and I'm always amazed when I come across forums like this to exchange ideas, knowledge and advice. It's an incredibly powerful tool. I've been lurking here for a few weeks and finally decided to jump in head first. I can't wait to start my first project. I've been drooling over many of the projects here and already have several of them bookmarked.
Thanks everyone for the friendly welcome!
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