Remember, this is a scrap wood project. It’s just a tool chest tool hang on a wall and hold my more important hand tools and measuring tools. It was never meant to be anything fancy, or the tool chest to end all tool chests. It’s scrap...
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Location: Orange Park, FL
Gary Showalter was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He lived in Aruba, Florida and the Panama Canal Zone before joining the U.S. Army during the 1960s. Following his discharge from the Army, Mr. Showalter picked cotton in East Texas, baled hay in Ardmore Oklahoma, sold light bulbs in Los Angeles, California, and built cattle pens in Fallon, Nevada (during a blizzard, of course). After settling in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Showalter worked as a professional gardener before turning his hand to furniture making.
In 1981, he moved to Israel, married, and raised four children while working as a furniture maker, silversmith, goldsmith, and ornamental wood turner. He served in the Israel Defense Forces Reserves for sixteen years, and when not on active duty he worked in government and private security. He has also served in senior management positions in two software development companies in Israel.
During his time in Israel, Mr. Showalter published articles dealing with international terror and the Israel-Arab conflict in the Jerusalem Post, Israel national News and several political science web sites.
Mr. Showalter returned to the United States in the fall of 2003. He published his first novel, “The Big Bend”, in the fall of 2008. His second novel, “Hog Valley”, is now in print. His third novel, “Twisted Key” is currently available in Kindle format and will be available in paperback in July or August of this year.
Mr. Showalter currently resides in Orange Park, Florida, where he is working on his fourth novel, “Lonesome Cove”.
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I’ve got most of my hand tools – chisels, small saws, measuring tools, hammers and all that sort of clutter in a few metal tool chest that take up precious room on and around my work areas, and I am fed up with that. I am also somewhat...
I, too, work in a 2-car garage. Minus the car, of course, although there is an awful lot of ‘stuff’ that hasn’t found it’s way into our home, yet (we just moved in a month ago). As with most woodworkers who find themselves ...
I spent many years in Atlanta and in Israel as an ornamental woodworker/turner. I am in the process of converting our 2-car garage to a workshop. To save space, I used the idea of a workstation for small power tools and adapted it my needs. It is ...
I just mounted my Duracraft WL 1236 lathe on its new bench. I built the bench yesterday and got the first coat of poly on it last night. This morning I was int he shop at 6:30 sanding it down. Then I wiped the dust off with a tack cloth and then w...