|Forum topic by Gib||posted 02-14-2014 03:43 PM||921 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-14-2014 03:43 PM
First off, I’ll just go ahead and apologize now if I posted this intro in the wrong sub-forum. Organization of this particular forum isn’t what I’m used to, so just in case there are any die-hard rule followers….I’m sorry if I screwed up.
Hello! My name is Gib, and I just joined the forum after lurking for the past week or so. The girlfriend’s constant viewing of HGTV and DIY network have somehow rekindled my long dormant love for woodworking. It’s been about 20 years since I was really into wood work, and back then, I spent much more time with the lathe and scroll saw than I’d like to admit. But that was high school wood shop, and nobody needs me to turn legs for their crappy tables anymore, so I’ve moved on to more practical things. Hopefully my skill level will catch up to my motivation sometime this decade.
I’m currently looking at maximizing space and efficiency in our small house by building custom cabinets, closet organizers and basement storage solutions. Problem is, I’m getting way ahead of myself. I still haven’t finished the walk-in closet, but I’m already looking at building custom bathroom vanities and roll out shelving for the kitchen. Hopefully I can reign in my excitement and focus on the current task at hand before starting another project.
Unfortunately, much of the time I’ve spent working on these closet cabinets has been utilized searching for and buying tools that I either never owned, or got rid of over the years. While my Rip-Cut works great with my circular saw, I’m looking at finally picking up a decent, yet affordable table saw so I can step things up to the next level.
Anyway….just wanted to say hello, and thanks for some of the great ideas I’ve already picked up from the site. Lots of good info here, and seemingly a great group of folks. Looking forward to spending more time learning and helping out where I can.
-- -Gib, Kansas City, MO. Amateur woodworker & owner of One Tiny House - http://onetinyhouse.blogspot.com/