4th Down and time to puntI decided that there was no reason to continue on with the bench top I was working on in “The Glue Dance” post. I didn’t like the feel of that bench, and not to mention the glue up didn’t go as plan...
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Location: South Carolina
During the winter months of 1994 I began my journey in woodworking. I landed a job building fire place mantels while finishing high school. There I learned to make miter cuts on crown molding, some finishing and installation, and a some very basic hand tool skills. I sought more challenges in woodworking and found that what I enjoyed was making and installing residential cabinetry. By the year 2002 I had decided that cabinet making was something I wanted to pursue as a career. I had just married my wife, Dawn, and within just a few years, I was a Father to four wonderful children; Lelia, Rachel, Andrew, and Seth. By now my career path had changed completely. Because my previous line of work led me to meet various people, I was able to design custom work for clients through word of mouth. Over the next 7 years I patrolled the streets of my native Greenville County, SC. All the while, I began forming a shop of my own. I was constantly engaged in custom cabinetry commissions for other deputies while my brief Law Enforcement career was coming to a close. By July 2008 I had now come full circle. I offer to you my avid passion for woodworking, and I would love to have the experience in providing you with heirloom quality pieces that you can call Fine American Woodworking.
-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina, www.thomaswoodworker.com
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The Glue Dance Day 1Everything is all ready for glue up. This is always much more fun with a friend, but I have my Lab who provides my much needed supervision. So here is all of the stock Ive got, and remember it was free so my “Kitchen Sink...
The new saw bench is working out great. Very strudy, with no side to side wobbling. The saw Im using was given to me by a friend. Its a old Disston with one missing tooth. It cuts very straight, and very quick to my surprise. The ends of my cuts a...
My first attempt at recording my thoughts, hopes and wishes on a work bench have changed and today Ive begun to bring forth my ideas into my shop. One of the things about woodworking as you may have found out for yourself, is sometimes in order to...
18 days, and more research Ive finally arrived at the time when its time to put blade to wood. In part 1 I uploaded my sketch up version I fashioned, only to change. Im sure this will change some more. Never followed instructions in school, so why...