|Forum topic by RedMac||posted 08-25-2011 04:45 PM||1320 views||0 times favorited||43 replies|
08-25-2011 04:45 PM
First of all, thanks to those of you that sent a note welcoming me to the site. I don’t spend much time posting stuff on the web, but I enjoy the discussions on here so much that I am changing my ways.
That said, I think I may have a problem.
Six months ago I didn’t even know what a router was used for.
Although my father is an avid woodworker, I never took a serious interest until recently. Apparently woodworking is a genetic trait of some sort that can lie dormant for 35 years and then take over your life.
I rebuilt my kids sandbox using a cheap chop saw and some 2 by 4s and ever since I can think of nothing other than jigs, wood grains, power tools, etc.
When I go to bed at night – and I am 100% serious – I fall asleep thinking about how I want to join the pieces of wood for the shop benches I am building. I am utterly obsessed.
I currently work from home which allows me far too much time to spend in the garage I am rapidly converting to a wood shop. I started out with a low end drill press and chop saw. I recently found a great deal on a discontinued router table system at WoodCraft and have added that along with a Delta dust vac and some jigs I got from the aforementioned parent. I have built, taken apart, rebuilt and replaced benches for equipment I don’t even own yet. I have drawings and projects in mind that will occupy me for the rest of my natural life and I can’t stop thinking of unnecessary built ins to install in my house. I check Craigslist every 90 minutes to find the table saw I’ve realized I cant live without and I now own enough scrap wood to ensure I never need firewood again.
I’m looking forward to posting some shop pics and swapping info on here but what I really may need is a support group for this particular brand of OCD.