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Location: Chapel Hill, NC
My name is Adam and I live in Chapel Hill, NC with my wife, two-year-old son, two dogs, a couple of cats, and several fish. I used to be a stage carpenter for various live theatres in NC and Toronto which is really where I first learned to love working the wood. Life called and I fell out of it. I've recently decided to dive back in, but realize a few things:
1) Construction for the stage is unlike anything else. You're going to have people jumping around on your set, so structure is paramount. As is how your set looks in the light. The minor details aren't that important, they aren't subject to upclose inspection. Therefore, the patience required for intricate joinery and precise measurement is going to be a learned skill for me.
2) I have unique challenges/limitations in building my workshop. First, the only space I have available is a 9' x 13' sunroom directly off of my living room. Therefore, noise and space are important considerations. Fortunately, the sunroom opens up to the deck, so mobility of tools will be important.
I'd love to have a table saw, band saw, drill press, planer, and joiner, but space is at a premium. I'll eventually get the band saw and the drill press because I have the space (but see point #3). I can probably use a contractor saw to get by for a while. The planer and joiner will have to wait, I'll have to stick with prepared boards for now.
3) I intend for this to be a hobby, and my wife intends for me to spend accordingly. Therefore, my tools might not always be the one's I want, but with any luck, they'll get me through a couple of years until I can get a larger space.
Anyway, that's a little bit. I hate these sort of 'About Me' things. The best way to know more 'about me' is on the boards.
-- Adam, Chapel Hill, NC, http://lumberjocks.com/keats
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