I am working on a small box that has a spalted maple top. Final sanding and finish remain to be done. I am debating what kind of lift or handle to put on the top, my general goal being not to detract from the spalting pattern. Right...
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Location: Kechi, Kansas
Retired. Amateur, no formal training in woodworking. What little I know has been learned by trial and much error over the last few years. I make a wide variety of items that just happen to be of interest at the time--some craftsman style furniture, some rustic Mexican style furniture, cutting boards (a requirement?). boxes, lamps, benches, and so on. Pretty eclectic mix of stuff. I do not specialize in anything except trying to keep my wife happy.
My (garage) shop is small and cramped. It is heated (barely) by two infrared heaters that do not do the job under winter conditions when it gets down into the teens and below. So, unfortunately, most of the time my woodworking in the winter is pretty vicarious in nature since I do like to feel my fingers when I am working. I sometimes do my winter glue ups in the entry way to the house where it is warm. However, this severely complicates my efforts to keep my wife happy.
I have a decent collection of tools, both hand and power. But like all other woodworkers I know, I always think there is something else I must have in order to be successful.
Thanks to all who have welcomed me to the site.
-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas
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|commented on||this wood combo seemed worth sharing||04-11-2012 02:48 PM|
|commented on||Hybrid Bench||03-31-2012 03:06 PM|
|commented on||a few cutting boards||03-29-2012 03:07 PM|
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