|Forum topic by TJJ||posted 2581 days ago||789 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
2581 days ago
I want to thank you all for all the warm welcomes posted after I signed up.
My name is Teresa Jones and I live in Carrollton, Texas, somewhat of a northern suburb of Dallas. My shop resides in an oversized garage (20×30) that is shared with my little pickup truck and another full size vehicle. The pickup stays out in the elements anytime I have a project underway, but the other vehicle MUST come in at night.
I am a hobbyist woodworker at best and probably closer to a woodworker wannabe. Hopefully, I’ll get some of my projects posted. I have come along way since my first projects but I know I will continue to learn for as long as I practice the craft.
I work full time and participate in family and friends activities as often as possible. That means shop time is down the list a bit so it usually takes forever to finish a project of any size. I am working on my first workbench at the moment.
Thanks to a podcast over at The Wood Whisperer I recently fine tuned my Grizzly G0555 and commenced to resaw a mound of Douglas Fir I am using to make the panels for the workbench. I know Douglas Fir is not all that exciting but I was pretty pumped with the results.
The most important skill I am working on at the moment is PATIENCE. I spent a full day out there tuning the band saw and making the resaw fence and I was rewarded with great results. I’m usually only good for a couple of hours before patience wears thin.
I believe I have officially worn out my welcome by now.