|Project by meyer138||posted 05-10-2015 05:20 PM||1855 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
So this was my first real woodworking project I completed in March. The horse tack armoire was requested by my wife after I made several workbenches for the garage. At the time, she believed a cordless drill and a miter saw was sufficient…ha!
I knew I had a passion for woodworking with lots of ideas, but zero experience. I began talking to one of my co-workers who remembered his neighbor was a retired high school woodshop teacher and had a shop behind his house. We were introduced and he accepted to help with my project stating he was rounding third base and needed to pass on some of his knowledge. I later learned he apprenticed under Sam Maloof for several years after showing me some furniture in his house that Maloof made.
Over the next several months, I spent a few hours a week in his shop while we completed the armoire. During that time, I was taught how to properly use numerous shop tools. He let me do most of the work while guiding me through the process. It made me realize how enjoyable this hobby could be, so I joined the local WW guild even if I am the youngest by at least 25 years! I am also setting up my own shop in the garage so I can work on my own projects…..Of course the wife’s projects will have to come first….