Hey Everyone -
I really did this backwards by starting a question thread first, so I thought I'd set things right by doing an into. My name's Bruce and I live in the foothills east of Sacramento California, what's generally called the Gold Country.
I'm a retired network architect, but I've always built things, typically related to music and audio; speaker cabinets in high school and college, stereo stands and cabinets later in life, and the typical outdoor deck. I've also built electronic projects starting with a Dynaco amplifier in high school; I still geek out a with two channel audio, home theatre, home automation, and guitar.
I actually majored in technical theatre, specializing in lighting and sound design, and worked for several years as a theatre technician in a community college where I ran the theatre, scene shop, and taught the lab portions of the stagecraft, lighting and other tech classes.
My most ambitious project to date was designing and building our current home; while I did the actual design, my wife and I were the general contractor for an owner/builder construction and we subbed out most of the trades. We were also the electrical sub and did the finish carpentry, as well as fixing things where the other subs ... fell short ... and we're still married!
Now I spend my winters skiing as a Mountain Host at Park City Mountain, and my summers enjoying the Gold Country, traveling, and working on projects. My current project is yet another equipment cabinet (a credenza) to replace built-ins I designed for the home, but which have been too massive and cumbersome for my tinkering nature. While this project isn't as ambitious as a house, the detail requires more precision and it will be a (fun) challenge for me.
So that's it, thanks for the welcome and help some have given in my other thread; I hope to get to know this place and you a little better, learn some things, and share what I'm doing.
Which brings me to a question, what part of the forum is the right place to share current projects and ask questions along the way? I'd like to just have a single thread to update; in looking around it seemed "Project Plans and How To" might be the right place, but wanted to ask?