|Forum topic by mdbohica||posted 02-02-2010 04:32 AM||4193 views||2 times favorited||85 replies|
02-02-2010 04:32 AM
This is my first post. I joined a few weeks ago. I have recently gotten back into woodworking after a long time out of it. My grandfather was a woodworker/boat-builder all of his life. He taught my father who taught me some things when I was younger but the interest in all the actual work was lost on me due to being young and stupid. The things that I did absorb from him was the true appreciation of wood and what it takes to make beautiful projects. It stuck with me so well I get physically sick seeing pressed fiberboard furniture…:)
In August 2009, my Father passed away from cancer at 65. I always thought I would share time with him doing projects when he retired but he only made it to a month after retirement. So after dealing with his passing I have decided to make woodworking the way I will honor my Father’s memory. Sorry to vent a little, so here is another reason for choosing to do this…I get to buy more tools… :-D
I am starting out small, I will be making a custom end-grain cutting board for my in-laws 45th anniversary. Next will be jewelry box for my wife. I am also planning on building cabinets for my kitchen remodel. Among other things I have floating around in my very warped mind.
I looked over the site and I must say I am quite impressed, there is a lot of experience floating around here.
However, I found something missing here. As knitted as we are as a woodworking community, I don’t see a part of the site where members that are close geographically can meet up or chat. I think it would be great for locals of an area be able to get together and brainstorm, design, share experience and build awesome projects.
Well, let me be the first to start something here if I may. I am located near Harrisburg, PA in a small suburb called Dillsburg. Anyone even remotely local?
Hope to hear from all. Thanks.