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Location: Fairfield, Ohio
I have been a carpenter for about 30 years. My Grandfather was a cabinet maker who made funiture. Watching him in his shop is what inspired me to be a carpenter. My only regret in life is that I wasnt born sooner so that I could have studied under him. He was a true master of his craft. I have always been interested in wood working but, never had the time. About a year ago a customer had me build him a book case. Being unable to provide doors, which was built by somone else, I was actually imbarrised. This is what inspired my cabinet thats posted here. I now know how to make doors. So, I got busy and agumented my tools I have for my trade and started building my wood shop. For my work I have a 12" compound mitre saw with stand. Compressor with nailers. Portable 10" table saw, which is what I built my cabinet with. All the hand tools a carpenter would have including two routers, ect. I have added a 10" table saw, 9" band saw which didnt take long to be too small, a router table, a wood lathe 14"x 42" I think is the size, a intermeadate carving set, I found that I can carve in the winter when its too cold to work outside. a 4'x 6' work bench on rollers, my shop is a one bay garage. This is why I like building boxes. I dont need alot of space. Carving is new to me I started last winter but enjoy it very much. Hopfully I will gain the confidence to show off my work soon. I am also a member of the Ohio National Guard. Always support our troops!!! As they are Americas youth. I spent 20 years as a Navy Seabee , as a carpenter, and now have 4 yrs. as a Guardsman where I'm in the Military Police.
-- Ed, Fairfield, Ohio