Heartiest o’ greetings from sunny Castle Rock, Colorado!
After lurking around LumberJocks for awhile, I decided to take the big plunge and join up. That happened this morning.
Then I thought, “Why not start a blog?” It doesn’t look that hard. Lotsa other people do it!
Being a woodworkermusiciangardenerstampcollectorcoincollectrocartoonistelectronicsgeek I figure I should have something useful to write about.
A little background: I am a Colorado Springs native.
That conjures up memories of old Tarzan movies doesn’t it?
Perhaps that is the reason I am always feeling a little restless.
I have a lovely wife who hails from the Republic of South Korea. We’ve been married over 35 years now. Three daughters, all grown, and 2 grand-twerps…uh…kids.
I work in the consumer satellite TV electronics industry, but am by no means an over the top electronics geek.
A have been dabbling with woodworking since the early 1990’s, being inspired by the whole DIY, ‘This Old House’ and “Home Improvement” sitcom thing. Things weren’t too serious until my step-dad donated all of his woodworking tools to me a few years ago. This included a table saw, lunch box planer, lathe, bandsaw, drill press, and a whole plethora of hand power tools, clamps, etc. About the same time I inherited a bunch of my grandfather’s tools. He was a car mechanic most of his life, (airplane mechanic at Kelly Field during WWI), but did have a number of woodworking items.
Of course, these particular tools appealed to the antique lover in me, and sent me straight down the slippery slope of Neanderthalism. I have now mostly forsaken power tools in favor of…..
My modest home shop is actually split into two parts: a garage shop
and a basement shop.
The garage is where all the noisy, dust-spewing power tools live. The basement is where all of the serene, quiet, relatively clean Neandering takes place. My wife graciously allowed me to set up down there provided I didn’t make a lot of noise/mess. Actually, she has joined in the fun, as well, to the point of being the primary user of the lathe and scroll saw.
Anyway, I hope that all of you fellow LJs will enjoy my ramblings. I intend to keep up with a weekly blog entry schedule.