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  About Me

  • My Shop
    Some detailed information about my workshop.
    Power Tools
    2 Craftsman Routers, 2 HP each, with precise depth controls, 1 with a light (these routers are old.....one belonged to my Dad and one belonged to my father in law....both old time craftsmen....now resting in Heaven).
    Ridgid 1-1/2 HP Compact Router
    Ridgid Jig Saw
    Ryobi Compound Miter Saw
    7" Skill skill saw
    Various sanders, sabre saws and drills (electric and hand operated)
    Several different hand planes
    Craftsman hand power-planer
    Kreg Jig Jr.....LOVE IT!!!!
    My Shop
    My "shop" is a sheet of plywood on 2 sawhorses set up on my carport. Nothing better than enjoying the breeze and shooting the breeze with neighbors while breathing in the saw dust!

    I recently bought a "Jaw Horse" which has replaced my plywood table and saw horses. I do my cutting on the Jaw Horse when I can and use the other table to stage my tools.
  • Woodworker Information
    A few details about myself.
    Biography
    I am a college degreed machinist.....majored in machine tool design. After more than 36 years in the machine shop business, I have yet to design or build my own machine. LOL

    I was promoted to a sales job about 12 years ago. I like the challenge of helping my customers design the correct acid control valve for their application much, much more than standing on my feet while cutting my bosses metal! I've only worked for 1 machine shop....a family owned, 3rd generation company over 70 years old.

    I got back into wood working because I really didn't like the family name sign my wife bought to hang on our porch. I say "back into wood working" because I had only piddled with a few projects previously. My Dad and Father- In-Law were far better than I was.....but I did pay attention to them early on. For whatever reason, I just never had the desire to take it up. But with age comes some wisdom.....so here I am.

    So I want you all to consider me as a tree trunk "dried out and ready to carved." In other words, I am ready to learn for all of you!! Thanks!
    Location
    Angleton, Texas - near the Gulf Coast
    Interests
    I love metal detecting.....currently have 2 units.

    I am a retired volunteer firefighter.

    I am also a retired baseball umpire.....a 21 year veteran. I have umpired Little League, Babe Ruth, Select Ball, Golden Gloves (not the boxing group), and Texas High School Baseball......over 30 playoff series officiated in high school. I have umpired over 2,000 games in my 21 year umpiring career.
    Favorite Router
    My Ridgid trim router is my choice for detailed carving. But either of my 2 Craftsmen routers are awesome to use, too. I feel like my Dad and my Father-In-Law are guiding my hands from Heaven when I use their routers.
    Woodworking Experience (Years)
    ~ 3 yrs experience.....chose to machine metal instead of wood in college.
    First Name
    Frank
    Country
    United States
  • Signature
    Frank

    I may not know what I'm doing, but I am having fun doing it wrong!!

    Happy Day Veterans!!

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  • Last Activity: 03-19-2019 08:22 PM
  • Join Date: 10-06-2014
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  Mentions

06-20-2017
01:07 PM - MT Stringer mentioned Frankj3 in post A Storm is Brewing in the Gulf
...Gaffboat N'awlins77 Frankj3 ...and more but I a...
03-29-2017
10:42 PM - MT Stringer mentioned Frankj3 in post Big Azz Crawfish Bash
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02-28-2017
02:03 PM - MT Stringer mentioned Frankj3 in post Tornado in Houston
Frankj3 Bushwhacker I fo...
02-23-2017
12:49 PM - MT Stringer mentioned Frankj3 in post Tornado in Houston
...!!! Bushwhacker Frankj3 Sounds like a pla...
11-06-2016
07:57 AM - Shop guy mentioned Frankj3 in post Me & Mickey
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09-18-2016
06:37 PM - JFPNCM mentioned Frankj3 in post My Paint Booth and My Shop
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08-20-2016
10:03 PM - DesertRatTom mentioned Frankj3 in post Paint....No Paint
Frankj3 My only concern wi...
07-25-2016
04:16 AM - DesertRatTom mentioned Frankj3 in post Members' Ranking
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05-30-2016
03:47 PM - vchiarelli mentioned Frankj3 in post Memorial Day
Frankj3 Beautifully said, F...
01-08-2016
02:31 PM - TwoSkies57 mentioned Frankj3 in post My Business Concept Explained
Frankj3 Frank,, just contin...
09-26-2015
12:43 PM - Gaffboat mentioned Frankj3 in post Congrats to Frank
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08-17-2015
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06-03-2018
07:05 AM - reuelt quoted Frankj3 in post Consider painting the words with a lighter color.
The first sign's carving is ...
02-23-2017
12:49 PM - MT Stringer quoted Frankj3 in post Tornado in Houston
...!!! Bushwhacker Frankj3 Sounds like a pla...
02-21-2017
06:32 AM - Bushwhacker quoted Frankj3 in post Tornado in Houston
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02-20-2017
09:28 PM - MT Stringer quoted Frankj3 in post Tornado in Houston
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06:39 AM - Bushwhacker quoted Frankj3 in post Tornado in Houston
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12-27-2016
07:44 AM - BobbyLee quoted Frankj3 in post Wife's Slab Completed
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12-12-2016
05:01 PM - Marco quoted Frankj3 in post Have I mentioned I Hate Carving Pine
I hate......let me say this ...
11-20-2016
12:08 PM - rwl7532 quoted Frankj3 in post Zebra Wood Finish
A chemist, I'm not. :smile:...
10-30-2016
09:41 PM - thomas1389 quoted Frankj3 in post Hope Hummers Like Oak
Thanks again, Oliver!!!!!!!!...
12:02 AM - BobbyLee quoted Frankj3 in post New One To Hang Below My Panhead Sign
S-a-weeet!!!! Thanks Fran...
10-28-2016
09:44 PM - Gaffboat quoted Frankj3 in post Hope Hummers Like Oak
I am sorry but I can't recal...
10-24-2016
11:34 PM - BobbyLee quoted Frankj3 in post Trick Or Treat For The Wife
Dang dude......you knocked t...
09-15-2016
09:09 AM - thomas1389 quoted Frankj3 in post My Paint Booth and My Shop
I thought I'd show y'all a p...
09-11-2016
10:52 AM - Gaffboat quoted Frankj3 in post Don't Feed.....
I decided to try a different...
09-09-2016
03:44 PM - neville9999 quoted Frankj3 in post Don't Feed.....
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06-30-2016
06:06 PM - Jerry Bowen quoted Frankj3 in post Doctor Confirms My Eye Problem
Hope you can get the MRI don...
06-18-2016
09:28 AM - Gaffboat quoted Frankj3 in post Dirty Little Secrets with Sign Making...
Ron, I have been thinking ab...
04-12-2016
08:45 PM - BobbyLee quoted Frankj3 in post Finished Harley Davidson Panhead Sign
Bobby Lee, The only probl...
04-11-2016
10:08 PM - BobbyLee quoted Frankj3 in post Finished Harley Davidson Panhead Sign
Bobby Lee - the human CNC!!!...
03-30-2016
11:56 PM - BobbyLee quoted Frankj3 in post Finished Wife's Coffee Sign
Bobby Lee, you just earned q...
 
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