Well I finally decided to join the cutting board club and this project completes my membership requirements. Now I am waiting for one of you charter members to send me the secret handshake. :) I needed to come up with something for my wife si...
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Location: Frankfort, Kentucky
I am retired. During my working career I worked as an environmental analytical chemist for 30 years. I have two sons and five grandchildren (ages: 1 to 10) and have been married to my wife, Susan, for 37 years (I think that is right). I am blessed to have all my family in the immediate area and, with my retirement from state government began my new and, far more enjoyable, role as a grandfather. To tell the truth I find these guys to be a lot more fun than I remember their parents being. :)
With regards to woodworking my initial experience was in the general carpentry field such as installing doors, trim and hardwood flooring. My father, a third generation carpenter, tried to interest me in carpentry and woodworking when I was younger but, of course, I couldn't see any reason for learning those skills at that time. And now I don't have the opportunity to avail myself of his experience- much to my regret. I have taken several woodworking classes but remain largely self-taught.
I am looking forward to working with the people involved in this forum through which I hope I can make a modest contribution to return some of the joy that woodworking has brought into my life.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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As part of the Introduction to Woodworking 101 continued I introduced Jon to the part of furniture construction that most woodworkers truly enjoy- sanding and glue-ups! This is a picture that was taken about a month ago of him sanding the right s...
Over the weekend I went to an auction that had 600 bf of cherry, 400 bf of walnut and 400 bf of oak for sale. I wasn’t sure how I was going to get it all back into the shop or where I would even put it if I won the wood but I thought it wou...
My shop has been invaded!!! Mike Gager posted a blog about an invasion of brown recluse spiders in his shop. I have another “invasion” of sorts that has occurred in my shop. Most of us tend to be somewhat solitary woodworkers and ...
After spending most of the past few months working with the shop closed now that the temperatures here have warmed up I, like all of members here do as well, enjoy opening up the shop doors and letting the natural light and breeze into the shop. ...