Hey guys, I just wanted to let you all know that my website WoodTechBBQ is up and running now. I’m still trying to figure everything out. Most of it is a work in progress. So what’s this web site about… well it’s about ...
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Location: Bloomington, IL
Woodworking has been a love of mine since I was 14 years old. Like so many other people I sat on the couch wide eyed as Norm Abram turned a pile of wood into some amazing piece of furniture. That sparked a creative side in me and I’ve been dreaming and building every since. My humble beginning started in a small shed behind my parents home. In there I used a jig saw and an old metal working vice to make my first projects. Something out of Country wood projects if memory serves. A few years later my uncle purchased me a table saw and my Mom helped me clean out a room in my grandparents abandoned farm house for my fist shop. A 10’ x 10’ room with one outlet doesn’t sound like much but I was in heaven. I worked in that shop every chance I got. I purchased a router and started making every type of shelf and mirror you can think of. Most of these shelves still hang on my parent’s walls today. In high school I decided to go the building trades route instead of the college prep path. I spent the first 4 hours of my junior and senior year building a house and it was the most fun that I ever had in school. That training allowed me to start into a carpentry job right of high school. Since I was finally working I purchased a lot of my first tools. A bench top Jointer, a Jet 12” planner and a air compressor with trim guns.
Woodworking took a back seat for me in 2001 when I decided that I wanted to go back to school for computer aided drafting. I worked full time on job sites during the day and went to Robert Morris University 4 nights a week. I hardly had time to breathe much less pursue any woodworking projects. So my tools pretty much sat until I got out school and got my first job in computer aided drafting. I had just started thinking about buying a house and setting up my woodshop again when a telephone call brought with it an opportunity to move and go to work for a civil engineering company. Well that call landed me with a good job but a one bedroom apartment and once again my tools went were in storage.
So that brings to me to where I am now. My wife and I live in a small house that we are remodeling and I now have a small basement shop. My tool collection has grown a lot in the last few years. In the coming weeks I’ll post all about my favorite tools and the challenges of working in a basement workshop.
-- Jason Leinberger, http://woodtechbbq.squarespace.com/
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|commented on||Festool MFT/3 Multifunction Table||10-11-2011 03:43 PM|
|posted review||Festool MFT/3 Multifunction Table||10-11-2011 02:31 AM|
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|added blog entry||H.O. Studley Tool chest is the subject of a new Lost Art Press book||10-04-2011 09:29 PM|
|posted review||Festool TS 55 EQ Circular Saw||10-03-2011 05:37 AM|
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Christopher Schwarz posted the “First Look: The H.O. Studley Toolbox”. This is a very early look at then new book “Virtuoso: The Toolbox of Henry O. Studley” by Don Williams. Oh this is so exciting! I have dreamed for a l...