. . . 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.