The last two months have been absolutely insane around our home. We have had some additions to our family marked with tragedy and lots of laughs and love.My wife is an elementary teacher in a small rural district. Two months ago, we received a pho...
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Location: Sulphur Springs, Tx
I love to spend time out in my shop (2-car garage) working on projects. I have spent my adult life working with wood in one form or another. Interiors for corporate jets, residential cabinets, even some framing and re-modeling.
I work in a cabinet shop, doing the mundane stuff (cabinet doors) as well as the custom arch moldings, turnings and other one-off pieces for the shop.
At home I build projects for my home (read- wife), gifts, and some to sell. I go back and forth about working for myself but am real hesitant about getting stuck with deadlines and dealing with customers all the time. I get enough of that at work and like MY shop to be the place I go to relax. The people I build furniture for now know that I'm not in any hurry to meet deadlines and I will turn out work worth waiting on.
I like to take on new projects that catch my attention. I've made game boards for myself and friends, routed bowls, furniture for my house, etc. I finally bought a lathe this past spring and am practicing with it as time allows and the mood strikes.
Fall through spring are my best times to get out in the shop as the middle of summer in East Texas can be a killer and the last thing I want to do after working in the heat all day is sweat out in the garage.
-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts
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I got some great news this week! Finally got my income tax refund back and got the go ahead to spend it on new toys/tools! I’ve been researching and and contemplating and decided to finally take the plunge into turning. I want to say thanks ...
Just had to add my own free wood gloat. Last fall a friend of a friend decided to clean out his workshop. My friend called me and asked if I was interested. I couldn’t get there fast enough. We loaded up in my truck and hit the road. Let me ...
Haven’t added anything lately. Been really busy working then coming home working on my workshop till 9 or so nearly every night. Anyway, I will post the cabinets as projects later but in the menatime I updates my workshop with new pics of ev...
I got a real start on my shop cabinets finally. I managed to build the shells of my router table, Mobile workbench and scroll saw bench. It’s really hard to keep from tripping all over everything in the garage. It’ll get more crowded t...