Wow, great place already. I can't tell you how many different forums I've joined and posted a long and rambling hello to all and got nothing, nada, zip, zilch, zero in replies. Don't think I've been back to too many of those since.
Really didn't think I would get anymore than a "canned" reply at best so I didn't include any info about myself in my intro. Figured if anyone was interested they could look at what little I put in my profile.
But...since there were some replies I guess I'll punish you by telling you a small bit about myself and why I came here.
I am 55 going on 19 year old grandmother of 4. Three of which I have custody of, all boys.
In these difficult financial times I have opted to try to make those things I can in order to save money. I am not and have never been a "traditional" woman. Whatever "traditional" might be.
While I do love being a woman. My life has followed a more male oriented path. My career was as a long haul truck driver. I have always wanted to work on some woodworking skills. I have built a playhouse made out of pallets. But that was many years ago. It was my playhouse when I was about 12 or 14.
I'd like to do it again but I can't seem to get my hands on any pallets that don't have those twisted nails in them. God they make a mess.
My tool chest, at the moment, is not very well equipped. Had a friend whose husband figured I didn't need my tools as much as he did. The only thing I didn't need what that friend and her husband but he managed to get away with more than I thought before I realized what exactly was happening.
Anyway, I bought my router in a yard sale for $20. It came with 7 tips and a portable table. I cleaned it up a bit. Oiled it up a bit. And it works great (at least it did before I just typed that).
I just used it to route a channel in a drawer that I'm repairing for my desk. Somehow I managed to snap half the tip off. The tips that I do have were bought at the same time as the router way back whenever it was new and they are the high speed steel tips. Guess I should get a couple of new ones.
After the disappearance of (a good 1/2 of) my tools I now have a single speed Skill Corded drill, a high impact hammer drill, a very old B&D cordless circular saw (had a cordless drill that went with it but that's gone now). An older Dremel that was given to me back in 2002. And various screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers etc, etc.
I am looking forward to learning how to do many projects and hope that my router will hold up for a while longer because I'm looking forward to learning all the different things I can do with it.
Well goodness, look at me ramble! Ok, I'll shut up for now and while I probably won't post to often (for awhile anyway) when I do I'm sure I'll ramble just like this.
Take Care and Thanks for the Welcomes!