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Location: North Georgia, USA
About 8 years ago, I was at a friend's house while he was working in his woodshop. Within a few hours, I was looking at a new creation. I immediately went to Sears and bought a tablesaw. I continued to collect powertools until I had a full shop...then I decided I needed to learn to use them. Impulsive?
It has been a fantastic journey. It is rewarding, relaxing, hard work, and, at times, frustrating. With each project, I attempt something I have not done before, i.e., new jointery, different finishing technique, working with a new species of wood, and on. I am attempting to gain as much knowledge as possible while acquiring additional skills along the way. I use YouTube, books, and sites like this to learn from others.
I have recently embarked on a new journey and found that Roy Underhill is my hero: working with handtools. I trimmed a piece of wood after tuning and sharpening a block plane. I cannot imagine turning back. I visited Colonial Williamsburg shortly after. I am hooked. I don't know if I will become a purist, but I will most definitely be doing much more handtool work. My initial goal is to remove all of the sandpaper in the shop! Well...we will see how far I get.
-- Phil G
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