As indicated in my profile, I am returning to the craft after a too long hiatus. To give you an idea… I have nade several large pieces of furniture and for a while folks were asking me to make stuff for them. I have lots of the “gizmos...
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Location: Kokomo IN
I am getting back into serious woodworking after a hiatus of nearly 10 years. I went through a divorce and moved, losing my shop space. I then remarried and for the first time, acquired a family with three kids. I have enjoyed them immensely and spent most of my free time with them and my new wife. We have a home with a basement but SWMBO has asthma and it does not lend itself to powertool woodworking in the house. I have finally gotten back to doing some stuff and have my power tools on wheels in the garage. My hand tools and bench are in the basement. I have made Windsor chairs and Appalachian chairs and stools. Because of my heritage, I prefer the Appalachian and really enjoy time spent with a draw knife at my shave horse.
I also do some casework projects and have been heavily influenced by Maloof and by Marc Adams. I have taken several courses at his school.
For the most part, I do initial stock preparation with machines ( including most ripping) I do most all joinery by hand and do final stock prep by hand, including using a jointer plane for final edge joint preparation.
I thoroughly enjoy hand planes and chisels and try to keep them razor sharp. In fact, It has just dawned on me that I may be a little too anal about this after watching some giants in the craft at work.
Right now making an abacus out of cherry for my wife's secon grade classroom. Then nice large jewelry boxes for my daughters (in their very early twenties) and then a large standing jewelry chest for my sweetie.
All drawers hand dovetailed, etc.
Would like to get a group together from Central Indiana who are primarily interested in hand tool woodworking.
Been lurking at this site for a while and really enjoy it
I have a collection of spoke shaves and probably have 70 or so block planes.
I love Chas. Buck chisels.
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