Finally signed up . . . - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 10-28-2010, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 19
View In-com-plete's Photo Album My Photos
Finally signed up . . .

. . . after I've been reading stuff for about a year and a half now. Figured I'd do the whole introduction post giving a little blurb about myself before I post a question or two.

I'm fairly new to the woodworking scene. Been getting started for a year and a half now. Mostly collecting & cleaning up tools and making little things. Outdoor christmas decorations, cornhole sets, table & chairs for my daughter, and a couple jigs I'm halfway through.

I always (well, for for the past 10 years since I graduated college) wanted to get into making little odds and ends for around the house and whatnot. But for me it really started when I starting restoring the toybox my dad made for me when I was a kid to give to my little girl.

I had the basic tools. The Craftsman cordless drill, a Craftsman jig & circular saw, screwdrivers and a lot of mechanic tools. But my first real woodworking purchase was that ROS for that toybox. And from there it's been almost a compulsion.

Bought my first tablesaw a year or so ago. Wife bought me a SCMS last year for my anniversary gift. Got my first router (trim) last year at x-mas. Bought some cordless drills shortly after that as my Craftsman cordless batteries won't hold a charge. Added a benchtop DP, jointer, & belt/disk sander back over the spring. And bought a d-handle router, a plunge router, a benchtop planer, along with quite a bit of "hardware", router bits, and various other things over the summer.

So the wife & I just bought "our" house (since the other one was mine before we'd even met) which comes with a good sized 2 car garage. I'm in the process of trying to set that up. But the good news is, my wife is fine with never parking any of our vehicles in it. Going from a 12x16 shed (which I did love as my dad & I built that togeter) with a riding mower, motorcycle, and numerous other clutter to a 24x24 garage with a 14 foot ceiling is sweet!

So that pretty much sums up my woodworking backround. Other than buying and reading various WW books and mags and the countless hours I've spent browsing the net. Here, BT3, and Sawmill Creek.
In-com-plete is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 10-28-2010, 02:16 PM
red
Papa Red
 
red's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Denver NC
Posts: 1,165
View red's Photo Album My Photos
Re: Finally signed up . . .

Welcome to the forum.

Red

Red
red is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 11-05-2010, 04:06 PM
Senior Member
 
JohnK007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Downers Grove, Illinois
Posts: 1,524
View JohnK007's Photo Album My Photos
Welcome! Going from your shed to a 24' square shop is great. My garage is a little bit smaller than yours but unfortunately my wife isn't so generous. She wants her car in the garage unless I'm working on something! So just about everything I have is on casters. I shouldn't complain though. It works out OK and I have to admit her 2000 Camaro (her baby) still looks great since it's protected from these Chicago winters.
JohnK007 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 Old 11-05-2010, 05:13 PM
No Longer Here
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 6,839
View rrbrown's Photo Album My Photos
Welcome to the forum and glad to have you. Well now you need to start posting pictures on threads and in albums. You been around reading for long enough to know we like pictures.
rrbrown is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All signed up farmerkev Off Topic 0 05-08-2010 12:37 AM
Signed up for a class wfahey Woodturning 15 12-17-2009 03:30 PM
Just signed on rag New Member Introductions 8 12-29-2008 08:35 PM
I finally did it Ed'sGarage Power Tools & Machinery 6 08-19-2008 05:07 PM
I signed up as Corndog... Corndog Site Help and Suggestions 11 11-22-2007 04:06 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome