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Location: Norwood, Massachusetts

Life long wood hacker, gives me a chance to vent some creativity. Have assembled a fair basement workshop for an amateur, and in the past year have raised my game on sharpening and learning to use better tools. This Chrismas Santa sent a Rikon 2hp dust collection system so I may actually live long enough to finish some of my project plans..

Upgraded to Powermatic Artisan table saw this year and today I plan to connect some dust collection around it.

So shop consists of a jointer, lathe, Powermatic Artisan table saw, Delta bench top planer, drill press, and 2 band saws a Ridgid 14" and a Ryobi 8" for small stuff, 2,3,4, 4.25,4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7 and 8 Bailey hand planes, A 3-4-5-6-and 7 Bedrock flat top set, router plane, Rabbit planes and 30 assorted specialty planes, bench sander, bench jig saw, many hand saws, refurbed chisel sets 1/8 - 2" Craftsman 12 inch Lathe and 4" Craftsman jointer.

My real job has been in healthcare for the past 20 years, but my heart is in my workshop. I have built for gifts or sold;
5 cradles, one out of purple heart
two beds
6 desks
5 jewelry boxes (marquetry)
2 Rocking horses
2 wine racks

In my home I have built for our own use
1 - 7' tall hutch (maple trim and birch ply frame)
2 - end tables and one under TV entertainment center both out of 125 year old spruce
and my pride and joy a self designed cherry rocking chair made from 25 year dry cherry I cut with my father 30 years ago.
Bedroom set, desk, chest, wall unit, full size bed frame
Kitchen center island with 4 cabinets and faux granite top
16x22 deck out back
and countless other projects when asked for friends and family..

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#1 posted 01-02-2013 05:22 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 06:15 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !

Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.

You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.

Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.

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#3 posted 06-22-2014 06:36 PM

Hi David,
I see your from Norwood MA. I grew up in Norwood. Attended Norwood high in 63 – 66. Lived on Hillcrest Road from 1956 to 1968 when I married my High School sweetheart In 68. We rented an apartment on Hoyle St. for a while before moving to Wrentham then Franklin. We are retired now living in St Augustine FL.
Nice to see a member from Norwood! Welcome to LJ’s!
Tony Carita

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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