I have been taking advantage of the wealth of knowledge here since around 2009. Thank you all! Other than that I am just a recently retired guy, with mediocre skills, having fun in my shop.
Welcome out of the shadows Bob. I quote @Mike because he has said exactly what I would say.Bob, your input on the forums is important to everyone. Sharing your experiences, problems and solutions will help others. I'm glad you finally spoke up.
Thanks for the welcome everybody. I am not afraid of asking dumb questions, it is a skill of mine:smile:, however the problem I have is the search button. I search before I ask and almost always find the answer. For me that is one of the reasons this forum is so valuable.Welcome out of the shadows Bob. I quote @Mike because he has said exactly what I would say.
I am a "weekend warrior" woodworker with ambitions greater than my current skills. I have learned a great deal from this forum and my questions have sometimes sparked vigorous (but never heated, one of the great things about RouterForums) discussions.
Please share your experiences, ask your questions, share your opinions. I have spent a lifetime advocating "the only dumb question is the question not asked"!
WE,ll keep that in mind. We plan to try to get up to see Rick and on the way I might just stop by and sneak a couple of fish from Sticks private stock.Tom, thanks, I have always enjoyed your posts! But I have to admit that I have a well equipped shop and I have been "collecting" tools for about 30yrs. It took me about 18 months to build my shop, that started as a "snow roof" for a really nasty, rodent infested, single wide trailer. The trailer was demolished and we kept the roof for the basis of the shop. Except for the concrete pour, and hanging the garage doors, I did all of the work by myself, working weekends and nights. And yes it is insulated. The shop isn't perfect but considering that, back in the day, I started this journey on a shag carpet in a 600sqft apartment, I am really happy and very fortunate, to be where I am today.
David, sounds like you've got a plan. It is great being retired, instead of just being tired!. My wife and I were fortunate to travel while we were young. Between our childhood and 10yrs in the U.S. Army, we lived on 4 continents. We prefer the good old USA. If you get to Washington state, give a holler, I make good coffee.