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  About Me

  • My Shop
    Some detailed information about my workshop.
    Power Tools
    Routers: Trend T11 (what a waste, a huge machine with wobbly handles!), DW 621K(european) - my gem, it will even dance on sand and rocks when necessary; Bosch GKF600 with both bases - good, but very noisy and no speed control. Bosch GOF 600 (ancient but fearless). Drills (AEG - overworked, Bosch GSB16RE), radial arm saw (DeWalt 720 - a hero of all times that will also rip very well), table saw (chinese - not worth the money), jigsaw (the big one from Bosch), electric plane (Parkside, a brand marketed by German supermarkets Lidl), belt sander (Hitachi - proved to be VERY good), sabre saw(Parkside - Lidl), the big random orbit sander of Bosch - updating the list slowly, be patient - it is extremely boring to go find what model that old carcass is ??? I like old, overworked, but sturdy tools - they are to do the job, not to spend my weekends polishing them!! recently, I found out that I will not live for 100 years and bought some rather good power tools to enjoy them while I can.
    We have a saying in Greece, "the bad craftsman blames his tools" - I added another line to it: "the good craftsman does not rely on bad tools".
    My Shop
    The garage just recently converted, and now I am facing with fear the fact that i must spend more time doing things for the workshop instead of for the house. The weather is improving and I am doing more and more of the work outside. Older friends here remember my photos under the lemon tree or a very productive vine!
    My workshop is the most untidy place in the known world (excluding my study room)! Its main purpose is to allow some space for all unfinished projects that have accumulated over the years, and yet permit some maneuverability in order to finish at least some of them!
  • Woodworker Information
    A few details about myself.
    Biography
    A nearly 70 y.o. orthopaedic surgeon with interest in woodwork since childhood. In maturity, I found that the smell of sawdust relieves (more than anything else) the stress from operating. Fixing broken bones shares a lot with woodworking - depth gauges, drill bits, hammering, tools and techniques and so many other details. Of course, bones are alive while wood is dead when we put our hands on them.
    A few useful and unusual bits of furniture made over the years, with gross
    technical means initially, with merely adequate recently, relying more often in original thinking rather than routine cutting and gluing. If I were to make money out of my woodwork, I would be a total failure - I hate making sawdust, and construct everything to last for 100 years.
    Wood types are not many in Greece- especially local ones. Living on the wonderful island of Crete, I found cypress in abundance, and have been working exclusively with it for more than 12 years now. I am very happy with what I managed to make up to now. Cypress will split, warp and sometimes be harder than iron, so it has been very interesting, painstaking and finally rewarding to make it obey and yield its beauty. I developed a whole system of using dowels both for strengthening cypress and for joining bits together, and I found how to make dowel application fast easy and 100% accurate. Free edge furniture has been my goal, technique and pleasure to look at for all these years.
    I envy the woodworkers in the US for the technology at their fingertips, and love them for the feelings in their heart - I experienced a lot of it while mentioning my woodwork in a gardening website 15 years ago.
    Please be kind with me - my ignorance in woodworking is far more than my knowledge as I never received education on it, but as the years pass experience lets me add details from unusual sources and hints from other fields.
    Location
    Rethymno, Crete, Greece
    Interests
    Wodworking: making furniture by using materials, plans and techniques that will overcome my ignorance and technical incompetence and provide answers to specific problems .
    Not woodworking: ... reading, photography, cooking, stamp collecting, gardening, computerwork ... (too many hobbies to remember them all)
    Favorite Router
    DeWalt 621K, with Trend router bits mainly, and especially router dowel drill bits
    Woodworking Experience (Years)
    more than 30
    First Name
    Dimitri
    Country
    Greece
  • Signature
    Dimitri M

    "if you think it is important, you will find a way;
    if you think it is not important, you will find an excuse"

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  • Last Activity: 08-28-2020 10:00 PM
  • Join Date: 10-04-2011
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03-16-2020
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02-03-2020
09:29 AM - harrysin quoted Dimitri M in post Please erase my signature picture?
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01-24-2020
02:13 PM - MoHawk quoted Dimitri M in post Birthday Plant Stand
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01-21-2020
04:43 PM - PhilBa quoted Dimitri M in post The Roman Potter - look at the tray
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01-20-2020
02:17 PM - PhilBa quoted Dimitri M in post The Roman Potter - look at the tray
Thank you Phil, this simplifie...
01-15-2020
12:30 PM - PhilBa quoted Dimitri M in post The Roman Potter - look at the tray
Hello Phil and Chuck ! Phil, ...
01-06-2020
07:13 PM - PhilBa quoted Dimitri M in post The Roman Potter - look at the tray
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05-11-2016
12:37 PM - AndyL quoted Dimitri M in post Only the Brits could do this!
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08-24-2015
05:37 PM - schnewj quoted Dimitri M in post Real "Hide A Bed"
Mike, thank you. *I have no cl...
08-19-2015
01:46 PM - schnewj quoted Dimitri M in post Real "Hide A Bed"
Mike, do you have any relation...
 
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