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- My Shop
Some detailed information about my workshop.
- Power Tools
- 10 inch Hitachi table saw w/side table extension, laser and a 52 inch biesemeyer fence
12 hitachi compound miter saw with laser, porter cable joiner, porter cable orbital sander
Hitachi 12V2 router, Delta floor drill press, Milwaukie 7in angle grinder, Harbour freight mini wood lathe
- My Shop
- I work in my garage. I move out a vechicle to gain the room I need. Usually I work on small projects that don't take up a lot of room. I have just taken up turning I find that I enjoy it and as I gain Experience I hope to expand on that talent. I live in a gated community and the dream of a work shop is just that a dream for me and a nightmare for the HOA witch. She and her broom fly by at random times just to keep folks like me in check.
- Woodworker Information
A few details about myself.
- Earliest memory that I have is about 7 or 8 years old. My Grandfather was a painter/carpenter (a real craftsman not a builder) my father was in the merchant marine. He and my father built a couple of houses and I was around, so to keep me out from under foot they would leave some nailing for me. I wore a carpenter’s apron and bent more nails then I was able to drive straight, by the way all that I bent I had to straighten and drive again. I was really in trouble when they started selling those Japanese wire nails. I got really good at straightening those things out and quickly learned that a straightened nail would be a lot more difficult to drive streight, yep, I did get real good at removing the kinks. As those years ended and I completed high school I joined the army and worked with Nike Hercules, that was one great big hammer. I went on to a daul career with the military and Pacific Northwest Bell. That did not leave me much spare time but I never lost my love of wood working. Over the years I puttered with it but did not have a good selection of tools until about year 2000 when I brushed the cobwebs aside and built an 1800 sq ft addition to our house. With the exception of the foundation and the framing I did all of the work myself. I laid south American tiger wood for the flooring and made the finish lumber out of the same wood. We retired in 2005, sold that house and moved to Arizona. Now that I have the time there are several things that I want to dabble in until something reaches out and grabs me. I still love the smell and feel of wood and enjoy the pride of makeing something beautiful and functional.
- Eloy, AZ
- shooting, hunting, fishing, lapidary, hikeing (looking for unusal rocks and wood)
- Favorite Router
- Hitachi M12v2
- First Name
- United States