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  About Me

  • My Shop
    Some detailed information about my workshop.
    Power Tools
    15" Jet Drill Press w/Rockler table
    Bosch 4100 Table Saw
    DeWalt 735 Planer
    6" jet Jointer
    RT-1000 router table (Hitachi M12V router)
    Several PC routers in various sizes
    DWP611 PK Router
    Grizzly shaper
    10" B & D miter saw
    Delta 20" scroll saw
    Miscellaneous saws, hand drills, sanders, routers, and other woodworking related tools.
    My Shop
    Presently regulated to a small garage. I roll out equipment as needed and my projects are regulated to whatever equipment that I have available at this time.
  • Woodworker Information
    A few details about myself.
    Biography
    My father, who was a banker, taught me many things as a youngster. I was taught basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and construction skills. I continued to hone these skills throughout my life, and they have served me well. The only thing that he was not skilled in and I was not taught, was auto mechanics. This skills I taught myself and it helped finance my first college degree.

    In addition, I have picked up an eclectic knowledge of everything from machining to computer science skills. I am basically, a "Jack of all Trades" and not afraid to attempt anything (or to ask advice).

    I have always had a desire to engage in woodworking. The ability to craft something no matter how small, and the right to say, "I did that". However, due to life events I was never privileged to have a "decent" woodworking shop. Time, money, space, and family obligations have always conspired to prevent me from realizing my desires. However, I have managed throughout the years to practice and do small things with the tools that I had available.

    Now, after 35 years as a professional I am semi-retired. I am starting to put together the tools for a functional woodworking shop. I am slowly acquiring the larger tools that I never had available to me and upgrading older and well used lower end equipment.

    One day it will all come to be, a fully functional and permanent shop that I can use to hone my skills.
    Location
    Deltona, FL.
    Interests
    Hunting, fishing, scuba diving, boating, motorcycles, firearms in general...

    I just finished completely refurbishing my all aluminum, custom made, 14' extra wide flat boat. Years of running the swamp and rivers of Louisiana had taken its toll on the boat. It has been stripped, repainted, rewired and generally redone. I completely rebuilt and repainted the motor and it is ready for more years of use here in Florida.

    I target shoot when I can, mostly plinking now, as the eyesight no longer allows me to compete in match shooting anymore. I do amateur gunsmithing and have built several long guns for myself.

    Due to space constraints I no longer have my motorcycle but that will change in the future.

    My woodworking is limited for now. I do little things as I can. My shop is presently a roll-a-round. I roll out what I need into the driveway and roll it back when I am done. I am hampered by not having a decent table saw but I have learned to work around that (the hunt is on for an upgraded, temporary replacement for my existing saw). All in all I am getting as much usable shop equipment as I can fit until I can occupy a decent shop space.

    I have lately become interested in scrolling as it allows me to create with a minimal amount of space. However, routers are such a versatile piece of equipment that I am interested in expanding my knowledge and practical use.

    I refurbish and use things like, hand planes, and saws. I am always on the lookout for a diamond in the rough to bring back to life. I do not COLLECT! I fix them up to use.
    Favorite Router
    Porter Cable (several different models and configurations)
    DeWalt
    Craftsman (one older model)
    Hitachi (presently on my router table)
    Woodworking Experience (Years)
    On and off for the past 40 years!
    First Name
    Bill
    Country
    United States
  • Signature
    Hi, sorry I missed you. I have gone to find myself, but if I return before I get back, please ask me to wait.

    Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.

    Tool Storage Bait and Tackle, LLC.

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  • Last Activity: 11-01-2018 05:19 PM
  • Join Date: 11-18-2013
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  Mentions

08-27-2019
02:53 PM - Stick486 mentioned schnewj in post Ye Olde vintage Atlas Drill Press
...Nickp and I flipped schnewj no matter how he lan...
08-26-2019
10:04 PM - Stick486 mentioned schnewj in post Ye Olde vintage Atlas Drill Press
...Nickp and I flipped schnewj for that press.. Ni...
06-03-2017
01:37 PM - schnewj mentioned DesertRatTom in post Totally Random Chat Thread
... likely to leak. DesertRatTom Sarcasm! Parody! ...
05-25-2017
08:29 AM - schnewj mentioned difalkner in post Improper bandsaw use - PSA
difalkner Wow! Ive been dis...
04-28-2017
08:40 AM - schnewj mentioned DesertRatTom in post Cordless Ryobi Trim Router
...powered trimmer. DesertRatTom I will agree to disa...
04-14-2017
02:49 PM - vchiarelli mentioned schnewj in post An Old Friend Passed Away, Yesterday.
schnewj Bill that's just cr...
04-13-2017
09:01 AM - schnewj mentioned Eastjack in post Finished my lazy susan
Eastjack How did the cutter ...
02-12-2017
09:04 AM - schnewj mentioned Herb Stoops in post Hole fixers for misdrilled holes.
Herb Stoops I need the address ...
12-18-2016
09:03 AM - schnewj mentioned MT Stringer in post A Little More Detail
...et-hole-jig.html MT Stringer Mike, perhaps you...
09-14-2016
04:14 PM - schnewj mentioned TWBryan in post Additional Information on the CRB7
TWBryan You might want to r...
06:57 AM - schnewj mentioned Itsuka in post Plunge depth - advantage?
... a Triton owner. Itsuka Andy has a good p...
09-11-2016
05:03 PM - schnewj mentioned MEBCWD in post Self Portrait
...you have to admit! MEBCWD I really like that!...
08-29-2016
06:02 PM - schnewj mentioned Stick486 in post Stick Is There a Warrant Out for Your Arrest?
Stick486 Apparently, they ...
08-17-2016
05:25 PM - schnewj mentioned Ray Newman in post Stanley-Bailey #7C Jointer Plane
Ray Newman Just sent you a PM.
08-13-2016
01:22 PM - schnewj mentioned Stick486 in post Need a Rebate Plane...?
Stick486 Guess what? I had ...
08-09-2016
08:26 AM - schnewj mentioned Stick486 in post Bottle opener
...astic container? Stick486, that's it, the raid...
08-02-2016
09:37 PM - Mike mentioned schnewj in post How many are disappointed in the Woodsmith show
schnewj Bill, Bryan was sen...
08-01-2016
06:46 AM - Shop guy mentioned schnewj in post Has anyone else noticed?
schnewj: I agree, Bill. I th...
07-26-2016
07:43 AM - schnewj mentioned Gaffboat in post Improv Engineering
...to have a dream! Gaffboat Uggghhhhh! Stop t...
07-20-2016
01:37 PM - Ahmed Affara mentioned schnewj in post speedy 207
...oard Martin & what schnewj said is so true :gri...

  Quotes

04-26-2017
10:17 AM - AndyL quoted schnewj in post CPO more misrepresentation
I don't think most people un...
04-24-2017
06:42 AM - Nickp quoted schnewj in post Happy Birthday NickyP
I'll need you credit card nu...
04-12-2017
07:19 PM - greenacres2 quoted schnewj in post 5 Basic Clamps for Every Woodworking Shop
The list about says it all. ...
04-10-2017
09:27 AM - chessnut2 quoted schnewj in post Where Is My Apron?.....
I have been swearing that I ...
07-30-2016
07:17 PM - Nickp quoted schnewj in post Poly Patina and the 4100...no, not a new band...
Great testimonial, Nick. ...
10:44 AM - DaninVan quoted schnewj in post It's Shy
Finish the floor, cover it w...
07-20-2016
01:37 PM - Ahmed Affara quoted schnewj in post speedy 207
...oard Martin & what schnewj said is so true :gri...
07-13-2016
02:30 PM - Nickp quoted schnewj in post A shop reminder
:surprise:...and all of thes...
08:02 AM - Nickp quoted schnewj in post The manly way to clean a toilet
My favorite saying..."God ha...
07-12-2016
09:24 PM - thomas1389 quoted schnewj in post Totally Random Chat Thread
It's been hovering around 10...
01:22 PM - Johnny Hong quoted schnewj in post Hi, from Taiwan
Hi, Johnny, Welcome to th...
07-11-2016
02:10 PM - coxhaus quoted schnewj in post BandSaw Tension Problem
For those interested look up...
06-21-2016
01:05 PM - 163481 quoted schnewj in post Deleted Posts
06-19-2016
03:45 PM - DaninVan quoted schnewj in post Totally Random Chat Thread
Gravel/crushed rock? Coal i...
06-18-2016
09:08 AM - mwr6338 quoted schnewj in post GIVEAWAY: SHARP 9,000 BTU Ductless Mini Split From ComfortUp
How do you keep your worksho...
05-14-2016
12:03 AM - Dejure quoted schnewj in post I Think I'm In The Market For A New Orbital Sander
I have a Makita, a Dewalt, t...
05-13-2016
08:47 AM - Nickp quoted schnewj in post Angle dovetails with incra??
Let's hope that while you're...
05-09-2016
10:52 AM - Dejure quoted schnewj in post I Think I'm In The Market For A New Orbital Sander
A caveat on the Bosch: I ow...
05-07-2016
11:41 PM - old coasty quoted schnewj in post It's a good day when ______?
...when you wake up, check t...
05-06-2016
08:22 AM - Nickp quoted schnewj in post Happy Birthday Nickp
Well, happy B-day Nick. I...
 
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