As I mentioned in the Woodworkin' and BBQ Cookin' thread, my good friend and co-worker, Chad, a.k.a. Moonswiners, recently won the Jack Daniels World Barbeque Invitational. I promised him that if he ever won ”The Jack” I would build h...
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Location: Shelbyville, KY
Well... I got started in woodworking out of necessity. A friend of mine needed a cage, and he couldn't find one to suit him in any store. He came over, we fired up my grandfather's old Delta tablesaw, and the rest is history. I have since built a toddler bed for my friend's daughter, a 7 foot long laminated workbench/craft table/junk collector for my mother, a pine buffet for another friend of mine, a couple of small clocks, and other miscellaneous small projects. Once I got in the shop, there was no turning back. I have put together a rather extensive tool collection for a beginner, and my shop is a two-car garage that my car has never seen the inside of. I'm mostly self taught with the help of many books, magazines and Norm every Sunday at 6:00. I have a 76 year old great uncle that has been building furniture for over 20 years, and I like to pick his brain every time I get a chance. Unfortunately we do not live in the same town, so visits with him are few and far between. I currently work in the engineering field, but the desk drives me crazy so I like to get out in the shop every chance I get. Maybe someday I can lose the desk and work in the shop full time.
-- JP, Shelbyville, KY
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