As you know, I work for an incredible boss!! This year, with my Christmas bonus, I purchased a Bench Dog Cast Iron router table extension for my table saw. I was so stoked when I read on Rockler’s website that it fit their Router Lift FX. ...
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Location: Houston, TX
Well I am a self taught woodworker. The only woodworking education came from Jr High, and High School. I am an avid watcher of anything about woodworking on tv (Woodworks, New Yankee, Woodwright Shop, Woodsmith Shop, The American Woodshop). I began my woodworking hobby with a trip to Guitar Center, where I sold my Fender Strat, and bought me a Delta Contractor saw. From there I purchased a Delta 13" planer, then a 8" Grizzly Jointer, then added a router table to my tablesaw. I currently own 2 bandsaws (one for resawing, and one for contour cutting). My Jet 14" is used for resawing, and my Grizzly 14" for contour cutting. I just recently had to tool up for my opportunity to build a Bonnet Top Highboy with the New Yankee plan, and that allowed me to acquire a Leigh D4R dovetail jig. I also have a Jet oscillating drum sander, and just recently acquired a Jet 16-32 drum sander. I think I am through buying machines!! Now on to buying lumber!! I currently work in the cooler months in my 2 car garage. I can't express how much I love woodworking, and all of my friends, and family just love my efforts. It feels really great to have finally found my passion!!
-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX
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|commented on||Hinged lathe tool holder||17 days ago|
|replied on||Started me a new job with the city!||23 days ago|
|commented on||Reloading Bench||33 days ago|
|replied on||Is there a such thing as a 220 volt extension cord?||53 days ago|
|commented on||Saint Patricks Day Shillelagh||64 days ago|
|commented on||What can you do with a rose engine lathe? Ornamental turnings!||66 days ago|
|commented on||Picture Mirror and Frame – Laser Project||72 days ago|
|replied on||Finally got me a 24'' and 48'' Carpenter Level!||73 days ago|
|added project||Wine Caddy In Quartersawn White Oak||78 days ago|
|commented on||Woodcraft||80 days ago|
|commented on||Put those Tops somewhere!||97 days ago|
|commented on||More Spin Tops||100 days ago|
|commented on||In the round...||102 days ago|
|commented on||From a bundle of 3/4 inch stock.||103 days ago|
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How many of ya’ll got the Veritas email last week? I did, and fell in love with the miniature woodworking planes. So much so I ordered them all. I was thinking they would be large enough to use, they are functional. I think if you droppe...
Hello fellow woodworkers!! It’s time once again for another installment of “Wood Gloat”!! Rockler had another sale on curly maple last week, so I decided to go and check out the boards. Well I was the 1st one there, but ther...
Well I was chugging along yesterday on my Tiger Maple Small Chippendale Chest when the darndest (gotta watch your language around here) thing happened. I had just rough cut my boards for my drawer fronts. Flattened the concave face, and squared ...
Well it finally wamed up enough around here to do some glue ups. I got my feet made and glued up, and attached them to the base. Then I routed the edge of the base, and made the transition moulding and glued that. Now a mother cold front has co...