I was thinking today, as I was undressing my recent Jet 14” bandsaw for some TLC about the indispensable books on my book shelf. These are books that I have and have used and can’t imagine being without. Here is my list, in no part...
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Location: Russell Springs, KY
I used to work on a computer, one day after working for 12 hours on a spreadsheet financial model I turned off the light in my office, looked around, and there was absolutely no proof that I'd even sat in the room.
I endeavored for something different and after some time doing "other things" settled on an education in boat building at the Landing School in Kennebunkport, ME. While I was there I started making all sorts of goofy things with scrap wood: CD Cases, cutting boards, a chess board, some soap dishes. Little projects to pass the time.
Now I'm working as a subcontractor in Southern Kentucky and hoping to build a hobby shop in my storage garage. I have a miter chopsaw, and a 14" bandsaw. I have more hand tools than I'm willing to list.
Projects that I will be working on in the coming months include a cedar chest restoration, a new porch swing for my grandfather's house, another chess board for a good friend of mine (along with pieces) and a kayak that is about half built.
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I’m pretty new at this, I worked in a shop last year that had the best of everything right at your fingertips. Festool power tools, a 22” planer, two cabinet saws, three 14” bandsaws, a 24” bandsaw, a 12” jointer. A...