intro from the Lehigh Valley, PA
Hi, my name is Rick, and I am an amateur woodworker, and have been for some time. My regular job was as a software engineer, but a lay-off in May, 2011, gave me an opportunity to refocus my attention to building useful things out of wood. My first big investment in tools was a Shopsmith 510, several decades ago. I have been sprucing up by basement workspace since May, and rounding out some tool choices on my wish list. Straightening up my workshop is also a high priority to make it less cluttered. Currently, I am making some end-grain breadboards for Christmas presents, and refinishing a beautiful Mahogany 12-drawer dresser.