First of all, I want to thank everyone that has extended such a warm welcome to me. I can already tell that this community will be a great place to discuss a very well loved hobby. If everyone is as friendly and helpful as the people who have welcomed me, I plan to visit quite often.
Now a little about myself. I’m a novice woodworker, who has done a lot of research (books, magazines, tv shows) but not much actual woodworking. Its not that I don’t want to do the work, its just that I lived in a townhouse for a while with absolutely no room for a workshop. We recently moved to a duplex that offers a little more room, but still not enough to set up a workshop. We are in the process of getting our driveway expanded, so once that is done, I may be able to take over the garage (if my wife lets me).
I’m a Mechanical Engineer and the lead CAD designer for a government contractor. I use SolidWorks on a daily basis, and have it installed on my home computer. Making designs for woodworking projects is a great way to keep my work skills sharp. In addition, being able to pre-design all of my projects in 3-D lets me know that all of my measurements are correct. I’m pretty willing to help others with drawings, so feel free to ask.
Well, thats about it for now.