I recently posted the Black Walnut hollow spiral candlestick as one of my projects that I had made using my Craftsman Router Crafter. Among comments left was whether this was made just using a router and a couple of suggestions that I do a bl...
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Location: Edmonton, KY
My woodworkiing started at a very young age. My father was a carpenter and I wanted to mimic what he was doing. He supplied me with small tools at an early age and I built all kinds of things from scrap material. I worked two summers with my dad while in high school. When I went to college I worked for the first 2 years in the college cabinet shop--mostly sweeping sawdust! I learned alot. However, my career path took me in other directions. I did continue to do some rough carpentry and a few other small projects from time to time.
I got close to woodworking when I and a friend started a saw and tool sharpening shop in Bloomington, IL. Even after we went our separate ways after 5 years I spent another 5+ in my own shop. I sold the shop and the sharpening equipment and moved here to Kentucky in early 2004. My son had bought the property here and on it was a 1 bedroom "cabin" that the previous owner had started. My son told me the cabin was for me and his mom, all I had to do was finish it. And, that is what we did. It was just framed in and had the electricity in but nothing else. We finished it off and added a couple of rooms. Later I added another small room and screened in the front porch I had built onto the house.
I had a few woodworking "toys" but no place to work to do much. So, I started my workshop (see my Workshop post). Hopefully, I'll be able to a few small projects. I don't expect the level of some of you guys and gals but it will be "just for fun."
-- Garry, Kentucky
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In my last post I told a bit about building my workshop from material salvaged from an old house. (http://lumberjocks.com/gdpifer/blog/21453.) In this post I’d like to take you on a brief tour of the shop. With both doors open you can...
(I posted this on my personal blog a few weeks ago. Just thought you might enjoy it here.) I “Googled” this question, phrased as “how much does it cost to build a shed?” That is a hard question to answer as there are a lot of variables. One ...