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  About Me

  • My Shop
    Some detailed information about my workshop.
    Power Tools
    Excalibur 16" Scroll Saw
    Ryobi Tabletop Belt/Disc Sander
    Craftsman Routers (2)
    (2) DeWalt 611 Trim Router w/ Plunge
    DeWalt 20V Max XR Cordless Router
    Makita ET0701C
    Skil 18" Belt Sander
    Bosch Orbital Sander
    Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool with Accessories Kit
    Dremel 4300 Rotary Tool with Accessories Kit
    Bosch 10" Sliding Compound Miter Saw
    (Ken's) DeWalt Corded & Cordless Circular Saw
    Bosch Jig Saw
    Speed King Drill Press
    DeWalt 12 1/4" Planer with shelix blades
    Delta 6" Jointer


    If anyone knows of a Porter Cable P100 Classic (The Anniversary Edition put out in 2006) out there somewhere, please message me... I miss that 50 lb dinosaur!
    My Shop
    My newest shop, built this year (June 2019) has earned the title of "She Shed." It's 16' x 24', And if I want to be technical, it's about the size of a 1 1/2 car garage. If it had a garage door, it would be called a garage. With the help of a master electrician I work with, I was able to get electricity out to the workshop, so I don't have to run on extension cords anymore. Slowly getting it insulated, starting with the ceiling. The heaters in there, each go up to 40,000 btu, which I recently found out, will heat 2,000 sq. ft. when both are running. Needless to say, I'm keeping toasty even on super cold days. **The second one was purchased by mistake when I thought the first one had died, when in fact, it just needed to be blown out, and a new tank of LP. ** (Whoops. Tank read I still had fuel. Guess not. *giggle*)
  • Woodworker Information
    A few details about myself.
    Biography
    I started woodworking back around 97 or 98 when we couldn't afford a sign for our campsite up north. So, my husband bought me a $35 rotary tool, I sat down at my computer, and designed a sign for our campsite. I went on to make cork boards, and other projects, when I found a scroll saw forum in a chat area I frequented.

    I was instantly hooked, and began scrolling. I got pattern after pattern (I now have a collection of patterns that my husband groans at when he sees it lol) through my forum of free scroll saw patterns, and magazine after magazine of scroll saw patterns, as well.

    In August 2011, I decided to try my hand at routing. Another instant love. I now do custom wood signs for outdoor and indoor decor. I was invited to a local trade center, but circumstances as they were, I couldn't go out there. Currently, I do signs as I see them, and make them for others as I'm asked.
    Location
    Michigan (for now)
    Interests
    I Crochet, knit, bake, quilt, and do desktop designing (I create a lot of my wood patterns on my laptop then transfer to the wood for custom signs). I currently do mostly routing (sign creation is a passion of mine - I love to create them on my laptop then to see them come alive on wood is just amazing.) I use my scrollsaw to give shape to my signs (I don't do anything "standard" which drives my husband mad when we need something, and I find nothing I like; I always have to modify it, but he loves it when I'm creating & the finished product lol). I also enjoy scrolling, though I haven't done it lately. I have a stack of scroll patterns from a former scroll group I belonged to that I completely forgot about until a friend needed a pattern made. Oy vey what a project that was to go through that huge stack of books, 3" notebooks, and paper patterns... My next endeaver will be the lathe. A gentleman who is part of a group has invited me, and my other half and I plan on joining.
    Favorite Router
    I had a "Strategy" spin saw/trim router that I found at a flea market, and had been using it the most. It's light weight body makes it easy to hold up with one hand while I check my progress. Of the routers I now have, I have to say my DeWalt Trim Router is my favorite. It's as light weight as I'm gonna get, and it's easy to use. I use my full size routers for trimming off the edges of my boards.
    Woodworking Experience (Years)
    19
    First Name
    Barb
    Country
    United States
  • Signature
    Barb


    Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
    Mark Twain

    There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
    Henry A. Kissinger

    If you choose to poke at a bee hive, be prepared to get stung.

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  • Join Date: 10-04-2012
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  Mentions

01-13-2020
04:12 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned DesertRatTom in post And Just Like That...
DesertRatTom we got the planer ri...
12-09-2019
09:58 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned DesertRatTom in post We've Got Juice!!!
DesertRatTom you too... go sit d...
09:39 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned JOAT in post We've Got Juice!!!
JOAT Theo, go sit down so...
02:08 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned MEBCWD in post My Daughter's "Great Idea"
MEBCWD Next year, Mike. Th...
12-05-2019
01:48 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned harrysin in post Triton or Makita
harrysin yes, the lights woul...
12-02-2019
11:36 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned JOAT in post Christmas Project for Work
JOAT and neither of those...
07:58 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned JOAT in post Christmas Project for Work
JOAT Glue gets old and cr...
11-21-2019
06:34 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned DaninVan in post Square Tablet Register
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06:34 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned kp91 in post Square Tablet Register
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11-20-2019
08:47 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned harrysin in post Making Progress
harrysin yes, sir... But I ca...
12:39 PM - JFPNCM mentioned OutoftheWoodwork in post Making Progress
OutoftheWoodwork You’ll make i...
11-18-2019
09:47 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned ebill in post Surprise Present
ebill Yeah, I tried to get...
11-11-2019
07:29 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned DesertRatTom in post New Bosch Colt!
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04:13 PM - DesertRatTom mentioned OutoftheWoodwork in post Circular lettering jig design
OutoftheWoodwork I redid this with...
11-10-2019
12:23 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned Nickp in post Collaborative Project...who wants to participate...?
Nickp I don't think I'd wa...
12:10 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned DesertRatTom in post SURVEY Your top 10 Bits
...ide Rockler P.S. DesertRatTom I read your instruct...
11-09-2019
10:41 PM - DesertRatTom mentioned OutoftheWoodwork in post Circular lettering jig design
OutoftheWoodwork This was designed w...
11-06-2019
05:22 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned marecat3 in post Well, It's Standing...
marecat3 thanks. I was sorry...
11-05-2019
07:56 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned honesttjohn in post Well, It's Standing...
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04:17 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned DesertRatTom in post How important is the Table Saw?
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02-05-2020
10:18 AM - harrysin quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Pass The Butter... Please.
Back before we had social media, mult...
01-16-2020
07:53 PM - JOAT quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post And Just Like That...
Glad that experience is over, and I v...
01-15-2020
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01-13-2020
04:52 PM - DesertRatTom quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post And Just Like That...
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01-06-2020
09:43 AM - harrysin quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post This is what started it.
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12-29-2019
08:48 AM - Bushwhacker quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post DIY 3D cutting board
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12-10-2019
11:29 PM - Nickp quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post We've Got Juice!!!
"Now before those of you who like to ...
12:27 AM - RainMan 2.0 quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post We've Got Juice!!!
DesertRatTom you too... go sit down ...
12-09-2019
10:28 PM - JOAT quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post We've Got Juice!!!
JOAT Theo, go sit down somewhere. An...
07:51 PM - JOAT quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post We've Got Juice!!!
Now before those of you who like to t...
03:13 PM - JOAT quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post My Daughter's "Great Idea"
You'd tell your kids they have to pay...
10:53 AM - JOAT quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post My Daughter's "Great Idea"
I only went because Amanda went looki...
10:32 AM - Gaffboat quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post My Daughter's "Great Idea"
LOL dunno 'bout that, John. CNC's ar...
12-05-2019
09:46 AM - harrysin quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Triton or Makita
Sorry, gonna throw a monkey wrench in...
12-02-2019
11:53 PM - JOAT quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Christmas Project for Work
JOAT and neither of those will go fro...
08:19 PM - JOAT quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Christmas Project for Work
JOAT Glue gets old and crackly, then ...
11-23-2019
03:31 PM - RainMan 2.0 quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Making Progress
Not perfection, but less novice-looki...
11-21-2019
03:15 PM - JOAT quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Square Tablet Register
Theo, I can always count on you to go...
02:41 PM - Mr.Shing-A-Ling quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Half Ball Cup Formation Method?
Hey Newbie: Would love to know who...
11-18-2019
09:03 AM - ebill quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Surprise Present
........... today I actually got to c...
 
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