The other day I started planing down some ash I had just got fresh from the sawmill. About half way through the process my planer made a scary sound but quit before I could get to the switch to shut it off. My thinking was the it had sucked up a l...
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Location: Buffalo, MO.
I didn't get into woodworking seriously until about 12 years ago, I use to watch The New Yankee Workshop from time to time and found myself amazed at what one could do with some lumber. As with most of us our main jobs and the day to day life kept our noses if you will to the grind stone and I was no different looking forward to the weekend and a little rest.
After moving to Missouri and our son started school the wife landed her a job and things started improving in our lives, always a tinker and having taken shop classes in school I decided to piddle a little with wood a lot of which kept us warm if you get my drift.
My father- in-law was carpenter and had built many a house along with other things. After his passing he had left many a board feet of walnut, cedar, hickory and some ash. The wife had always mentioned a buffet that her grandfather had had and she always stated that she would like one just like it so I guess you might say that was my start into woodworking. Of course as the years went by and her requests grew in number I found I had reached the extent of the tools I had and thus my tools collection grew. Each time she ask for something I say "well I'm going to need to get this" (a tool).
I guess you might say the rest is history.
-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.
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