Hello all --
My name is Ben. As you see from my screen name, I'm located in Cypress Texas (slightly West of Houston). I'm a retired mechanical engineer. I have a garage workshop containing a number of the more common power woodworking tools.
I'm still a woodworking novice working on smaller projects. I tend to repeat the same projects several times to learn from (and avoid) the sins of the last attempt. My first pass is generally firewood quality. By attempt number three my wife tells me my finished project looks pretty good.
One of these days I'll built a piece that satisfies me. In the meantime it's read, study make jigs and sawdust.