This is not exactly a restoration story. But it explains a bit about what is to come.
By this time we had taken our first woodworking class. I had gotten a little interested in woodworking by a book my mom had given me. We had also started shopping for furniture and seen how expensive it was. Around the house I had built a fence and a small garden bench.
At a garden store one day we saw a cute little bird house for around $25.
“I bet I can make that,” I said. One fence board and some extra paint later….
I was about to quit woodworking after destroying a small bookend project by drilling agressively. That was when I decided to take a class. Best woodworking decision ever. The commute was hellish and the class was tiring: a two hour drive after work with rush hour traffic, and then four hours of woodworking till ten.
During this time I bought my first router (PC 890 kit) and a table saw (Ridgid 2400LS) to work on projects at home. My father in law had given me a starter jigsaw and circular saw and I had a cheap plane or two. My wife didn’t yell at me when I bought the table saw and even let me keep it in the living room for about six months.
I built the red blue chair too during this time.
I decided to build a shed one day.
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne