finally after weeks of checkin out cabinet saws and arranging the power i have brought my new cabinet saw home !http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2509/4127443907_6ab7d66e17_m.jpg! of course i was devastated to discover that i needed to get ...
|View hooky's:||home||workshop||projects (6)||blog (1)||reviews (0)||forum topics (4)||buddies (44)||favorites (16)||activity log|
362 posts in 2322 days
Location: Perth, Western Australia
I was not very good at wood work at school but when I was 23 I built my own house, with my wife’s help, from a steel frame kit. All the internal trims were timber (i.e. the door and window frames and architraves etc) which I thoroughly enjoyed doing although not well. I have been pottering with timber ever since.
At the age of 40 (after my office job drove me crazy enough) I took 12 months leave without pay to study a furniture making course at school. The first stage of the course was a pre apprenticeship course open to everyone but to finish stage 2 and 3 of the course I had to become an apprentice cabinetmaker or furniture maker.
So the next logical step was to find someone willing enough to take on a 40 year old apprentice. This was quite easy to do as I received top marks for the course.
So now as an apprentice cabinetmaker I make kitchens out of melamine and laminated chip boards, with the very occasional veneer boards thrown in. not quite furniture but equally satisfying when you see the kitchens being installed.
I have been building up tools over the years and now try and make furniture for myself at home. This is quite difficult without the full workshop of school at your disposal.
I will post finished items and school projects soon
-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)
Latest Activity | view all »
|commented on||Potpourrie Box||08-03-2015 11:16 AM|
|commented on||1800's Horse Drawn Fuel Wagon||02-19-2014 12:22 PM|
|commented on||Site Screw Box||02-19-2014 10:05 AM|
|added project||Site Screw Box||02-18-2014 12:59 PM|
|commented on||Wood Strip Sea Kayak||02-02-2014 07:52 AM|
|commented on||AnalogOne.One||02-02-2014 07:04 AM|
|replied on||Are comments down?||09-15-2013 06:17 AM|
|replied on||CARS||02-15-2013 09:33 AM|
|replied on||I give bone heads a bad name!!!||01-27-2013 11:10 AM|
|commented on||The Cardboard Bicycle by Izhar Gafni||01-26-2013 02:20 AM|
|commented on||The Cardboard Bicycle by Izhar Gafni||01-26-2013 12:09 AM|
|commented on||Merry Christmas From Down Under||12-25-2012 12:32 AM|
|replied on||Undermount Slides Specs?||12-09-2012 06:18 AM|
|replied on||Accident yesterday||12-08-2012 08:36 AM|
|replied on||Cutsie Sayings, Stupid Quotes and Quick Comebacks...||08-30-2012 10:44 AM|