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Location: Rochester, NY
Born in 1960, I've been woodworking since 2001. My shop is a tad less than half of a two car garage, and is shared by too much other stuff. It's un-insulated and difficult to work in during our long cold winters, so I tend to do mostly "cyber woodworking" during the winter months.
Most of my projects are furniture for around the house, along with occasional items for friends and family. I gravitate toward the Mission/Arts & Crafts style but tend to go my own way just using elements of the styles that I like. Much of my wood is salvaged or given to me. I've been fortunate to have purchased surprisingly little wood over the years. A deviation from furniture was an electric guitar in 2007 for my middle son. Since I don't play, it was the most challenging thing I've tackled to date, but was also the most rewarding. I followed it up with a tube amp to go with it, then a 2nd guitar for my oldest son in 2010, followed by a toilet-seat guitar for my girls in 2011.
-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....
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What router bits to buy is one of the more common questions that come up on discussion forums. As with many popular topics, there are usually as many different opinions about which bits to own as there are members who reply. It’s largely subjectiv...
Forrest WWII, Infinity Super General, Ridge Carbide TS2000, Freud Fusion, and Tenryu Gold Medal are all great saw blades. It’s hard to go wrong with any of them if you’re willing to plunk down $80-$130. Try getting a good blade with a budget in th...
I’ve had a BORK riving knife on my Shop Fox W1677 cabinet saw since it was new in 2008, and have reviewed it and the original BORK Blade Guard (BBG) here on LJ’s. The most recent version of the BBG includes enough updates that I thoug...
Feeling a little restricted by your table saw’s small rip capacity, but don’t have the room for a 52” rip setup? If you’ve got a Biesemeyer or Biese clone style fence and a left tilt table saw, it’s very likely that ...