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Blog entry by handsawgeek posted 07-31-2014 04:31 PM 1190 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, Folks,
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.

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.

Cheers!

-- Ed



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CharlesA

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#1 posted 07-31-2014 04:33 PM

Your garage shop and basement shop look remarkably similar.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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handsawgeek

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#2 posted 07-31-2014 04:35 PM

EEEEyup… I notice that seconds after I hit the GO button. It has been corrected. Now, where did I put that Mountain Dew?

-- Ed

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Mark Shymanski

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#3 posted 07-31-2014 09:11 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! I look forward to your blog.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 07-31-2014 09:22 PM

Welcome, and I look forward to the blogging as well.

EDIT: And with a name like yours, I ‘spect you’ll join in the fun here.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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redryder

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#5 posted 07-31-2014 10:58 PM

Great shop.
Now get to posting some projects…...............

-- mike...............

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