I believe a tip I submitted is in this months issue of Workbench magazine. I was told it was going to be in the May/June issue. Can anyone verify this for me. Believe it or not I have let my subscription lapse. It was a tip for putting wheels o...
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Location: Scottsdale, AZ
I have loved woodworking since I won woodworker of the year award in 9th grade. Basically this meant I sanded faster than other students. I was goofing off with friends at the award assembly and when they called my name I didn't even hear it. One of my friends said, "Dude I think they just called your name." It was the only award I ever got in school.
I have owned 2 houses and built 2 shops, one at each. Area for a detached shop is a criteria for buying a home.
I have no particular skill. I can make things that look OK but quality finish grade stuff is beyond where I am at right now. I could spend all evening every evening out in my shop making Adirondack chairs, stuff for my kids, table saw jigs, and the like.
Here is a fun story, I sent in a tool tip to workbench magazine in Feb. and they decided to buy it ($75) and publish it in the May/June 2009 issue. I was automatically entered into a tip submission contest and won. Out of the blue one day I got a Milwaukee 12" sliding miter saw 6955-20 delivered to my front door ($650). I sold it on Ebay and made enough money to buy the Ridgid TS350 table saw, Craftsman router, Ridgid OSS, and a Porter Cable jigsaw 9543. It was like Christmas. Can anyone verify my tool tip is in this months workbench magazine. It was a tip to put wheels on a table saw. Should say Todd from Scottsdale, AZ.
If I get the chance I would really like to find a woodworking mentor in my city that I could spend some time with. I would like to learn how to dovetail, mortise and tendon, stain and finish, build cabinet doors, and do some detailed router work.
I am learning a lot on this site and am glad I found it.
Did I mention that I work full time with teenagers so woodworking in my man cave is like brain-cool-down and therapy. I love them but they can drive you to the edge.