I'm John from Illinois. Live in the western Chicago suburbs. Recently retired after 32 years as a cop. Have been interested in woodworking and construction in general all my life. Now that I have the time I'm putting together a little shop in my garage. Have a Unisaw, scroll saw, jointer, band saw, sanding station, lathe, etc, etc.
To get myself started I have been making wooden toys for my 1 1/2 year old nephew, using him as a guinea pig ! I find working on projects very relaxing although sometimes very frustrating.
Anyhow, I've lurked here for a couple of weeks now and decided to join. I think all the forums are great but I find the saw milling forum particularly fascinating.
Looking forward to contributing in any small way that I can.