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Location: Central Illinois
I am 51 years old. I have lived and grown up in and around the Peoria area all my life. Married and two kids. I am employed at the local mass transit after losing my job of 291/2 years in 2006. Would love to be retired and do woodworking/ home improvement projects. We brought an older home in 2007 that was occupied by a very elderly couple so the house needed and still needs a lot of updating/ maintenance.
I inherited an 80's model Craftsman 9" table saw from my father-in-law. Then I started a shelfing project in the garage. Me and wood never got along, I turned a wrench for a living. I discovered after the sleves, hey, I kind of like working with wood! The project was simple and looks a little crude but it was cool. So that got the ball rolling.
I am a newbie (Wood Rookie= Wookie). You guys at LJs seem very patient with beginners and have soooo many good ideas I had to sign up.
After Two months of debate, I bought a new table saw. It is a Bosch 4000. I got on closeout for $375 from the local Woodworkers Shop. Set it up on 12/22. Ripped a 1x4x8 piece of pine to 1 1/2" with less than 1/64 of differance one end to the other. I needed portability and I think it will do me fine. I was also looking at a Jet Proshop. Now I see Grizzly has a Shop Fox for $449, something new. Well That is about it for now. Glad to be a member and really look foward to communicating with all you guys. Oh by the way, I have a shop if I back mama's car out!
-- Wookie=Wood Rookie
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