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Location: Palmyra, PA
I've always been doing something with wood but in 1996 I had to retire from a job due to Multiple Sclerosis. After driving my wife and three kids nuts, I needed to get a hobby - and one that I could spend some time with. One thing let to another and now I've got most of the basement. The MS makes me a slow woodworker, not enough good days, but I sure do enjoy it. A series of stupid decisions cost me 2/3 of a finger and I am no longer allowed to have a jointer. That has made me a hand plane nut. My shop includes a Delta 5 hp cabinet saw, Laguna 18" band saw, Delta drill press, Laguna 18/47 lathe, Oneida dust collector, DeWalt scroll saw and a fabulous Roubo style bench. I have a wide assortment of mostly Lie-Nielsen hand panes. Lots of great tool/toys, thanks to my wife!
-- Every cloud has a silver lining
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I seem to be falling deeper and deeper down the hand tool rabbit hole. Somewhere near the bottom of that hole, a guy orders a half set of hollows and rounds from Matt Bickford and waits about 18 months to open the box. They sure are packed...
Cherry and walnut for 40 cents a board foot! What a deal. My Dad lives on a nice 7 acre patch of woods that has been hit with several episodes of damaging winds. The end result was lots of trees down and some usable for lumber, not firewood. H...
Today is my 5 year anniversary! This site has been good for me. I like seeing and being inspired by others work. As you know, it is difficult to find a community of like minded woodworkers in the real world but this community is the best one e...
Well, I live at the epicenter of the flood in PA. My little town was unaccessable from all directions yesterday but we can get around now. My current status is about an inch of water made it into the basement and ruined the carpet. No other rea...