|Project by Russel||posted 08-14-2007 02:34 AM||1546 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
A cheap table saw, an even cheaper router table, a reasonable jigsaw and no clue as to what I was getting into. Thus was my introduction to woodworking. In the four years since, I learned how much I don’t know and eventually, I’ll have a clue.
My sons wanted a family business so we sat down to talk about what we could do. My boys are rough carpenters and I have been programming computers for thirty-odd years. Not a lot in common there, but it was decided to do it anyway. In order to determine if the family was able to work together, it was decided to remodel my kitchen. At this point in time, there is no family business, but there is a new kitchen.
I took a bunch of measurements and studied how the existing cabinets were made and then went and bought a bunch of red oak. While the boys were demolishing the kitchen and putting up new drywall and plumbing I was busy making cabinets and trim. A before and after picture seems to indicate that things turned out pretty good.
After that adventure, I just knew I could do better so I’ve been practicing with a view toward learning as much as I can.
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