Hi, all. I’m new here, and new to woodworking in general… well, kinda new at woodworking.
A little about me first of all (there’s a reason I’m telling you this, of course). I spent thirty-five years in the advertising business as an illustrator, designer and copywriter. I worked mostly freelance, because I like being in my own space (whatever that is). All that develops a certain amount of discipline and attention to detail.
Now I want to turn that discipline and attention to detail to doing some wood working.
I retired from the art biz awhile back, but I still want to create; I want to make things with my hands. What things? Well, simple furniture, to start. Good Southwestern furniture, to be exact.
I have a few tools at hand: table saw, router, a few chisels, jack plane and the normal assortment of drills and stuff — nothing fancy right now. No, it doesn’t seem like much to those of you who have real workshops, but it’s more than the early Spanish carpenters had available: if they could do it, I can do it.
What I’m hoping is that someone here can guide me to a few good books on making that type of furniture, and offer any other suggestions you may have.
Thanks for reading. I’m happy to be a part of this community!