General #2: Who am I?

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Blog entry by mcgriffith posted 02-24-2012 06:57 PM 4909 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My name is Michael Griffith. I am a computer programmer by trade, thus I work in IT. I am a creative person and I am a deep thinker.

Why would I do woodworking? I like woodworking because I am able to be creative in a different way than I am at work. It is a big release for me to be able to work in my shop and relax.

I enjoy making projects for other people, things they would probably never think of themselves or I like to think of something they need and make it. That is what happened with my 1st project I did last year. Last year, I overheard one of my sister-in-laws mention that Mom needed a new cuttingboard. I did not say a thing, and I later went home, went out into the shop and started cutting wood. I built it our of a piece of oak and a 2×4. She loved it.

Since then, I have had several people ask me to build various things. Currently, I am working on the Nightstand.

-- Michael TX, Not even my wife understands my sense of humor.

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 08:52 PM

Glad to meecha, Michael!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#2 posted 02-24-2012 09:46 PM

Howdy Michael,

That is the same reason I’m getting into WW. I’m just setting up shop now. My shop is workable, but in it’s infancy.

See ya around the forums!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 02-27-2012 09:16 PM


Believe me when I say my shop is very much in the beginning stages as I can imagine yours is from your description. The first project I built last year, my table was the top of the table saw. I still have no bench, my tools are layed out in groups on boards around one side of the garage. I am building a Nightstand for my father-in-law before I even build the bench. He needs it for his CPap machine ( and my mother-in-law ) is so nice to ask me to build it, I just need to get it done first.

So far, I started over on the top, bought a new table saw since the old one broke on me, and I have the legs glued together, hopefully I keep making a little progress on it.

-- Michael TX, Not even my wife understands my sense of humor.

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#4 posted 02-27-2012 09:21 PM

Well, Michael, it’s certainly nice to meet you and hear a little bit about you. Welcome to Lumberjacks; you’ll fit right in.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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