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Location: Overland Park, KS
I'm an avid woodworking amateur.
I got started in this hobby in the late 1980's while trying to slap together some boards for a stereo cabinet. I still have the horrendous result of that effort sitting in my unfinished basement (next to the shop) to remind me that it is possible to improve.
My shop is about 750 sq ft in the basement of my home and spills out in to the remainder of the basement (much to my wife's dismay). I make it up to her by making her anything she wants - she has 8 or 9 different jewelry boxes I've made her over the years.
I've learned primarily by reading every woodworking magazine in existence but if I have to give credit to any one magazine - it's Woodsmith. A great step by step approach to projects for a beginner (or even an advanced woodworker).
I've steadily taken on greater challenges and added to my skills by attending the Marc Adams school a few times and took a weekend class from Darrell Peart who was incredibly gracious and helped me with my Greene & Greene style desk (his design).
I love this hobby more every year because of the never ending challenges it brings me and the ability to actually see something wonderful come out of a pile of boards.
-- Gary in OP
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|commented on||Two Sided Buffet||02-13-2015 01:30 PM|
|added project||"Magic" Box||01-11-2015 11:44 PM|
|added project||Another Andy Box||12-15-2014 03:40 PM|
|added project||Xmas Jewelry Boxes||12-15-2014 03:31 PM|
|commented on||Sedona||12-15-2014 01:57 PM|
|commented on||Tribute to Hans Wegner: The Chair||07-27-2014 11:47 PM|
|commented on||Learning French Marquetry||06-25-2014 06:20 PM|
|commented on||Chess Table, with Queen Style Base||06-23-2014 12:44 PM|
|added project||Cherry Dresser||06-12-2014 01:10 PM|
|commented on||Claro Walnut Slab Headboard, bed, california king frame and floating side tables||06-10-2014 01:11 PM|
|commented on||Geo-Ribbon Banding Jewelry Box||06-10-2014 01:05 PM|
|added project||Tribute to Andy - Jewelry Box||06-09-2014 08:30 PM|
|commented on||sculpted cocobolo box "Double Chocolate"||04-16-2013 02:18 PM|
|commented on||Mystery||01-31-2013 08:58 PM|
|commented on||"Toning, Staining and Spraying a Polyurethane Finish"||11-14-2011 03:50 PM|