On Thursday I took delivery of a new Grizzly G0706 jointer. Once I have finished setting it up and used it a bit, I will post a tool review. Until then, here are some photos of the delivery process. Some of you may be curious about how the orde...
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Location: North Logan, UT
I am an aspiring woodworker. Mostly self taught, I read a lot of blogs and magazines picking up what I can.
I'd love to build furniture for a living, but haven't found a way to pull it off and still feed the family. Thank goodness my wife is supportive and allows me to spend some money on tools, wood and other costs of the obsession.
For the last 16+ years I've made my living in the IT industry. Mostly I am focused on Quality Assurance Automation and performance testing. I only do this since it pays the bills and comes easily to me. I find woodworking more challenging and fulfilling all around.
I built my first woodworking project when I was 18. It was a corner china hutch for a girlfriend. I modified a plan I found in a magazine for a corner cupboard, adding doors to the bottom 1/3, an etched glass door to the top 2/3's, glass upper shelves with a light in the top for illumination. It turned out well. I suppose what got my juices running in the beginning was watching Norm with my father religiously every week growing up. Once I actually got to handle wood and build the hutch I was hooked.
It wasn't until 2005 that I was in a situation where I could buy some woodworking machines. I started out with some Harbor Freight tools (some of which I still use quite a bit), then I purchased a decent table saw from Steel City, followed by some Festools, Jet Drum Sander and spindle sander, etc. I suspect I will continue to upgrade my tools over the years without ceasing... there's always a better way. Lately however I have gained an interest in hand tools and have purchase 3 decent Veritas planes which I use all the time. I hope to buy a slow speed grinder and a couple more planes... that will most likely turn out to be several planes no doubt.
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This project is for my son’s 10th birthday. He needs a place to store his money for college, a religious mission and whatever else. My wife asked if I could build him a little box with three compartments. She gave me an idea of big it nee...