Greetings from Houston
Hello everyone! Let's see... my name is Greg and I currently live in Houston. I've been a woodworker for about 25 years and picked it up from my grandfather and my father.
I'm a big fan of owwm. I very recently finished a ground up restoration of a 1981 Unisaw and I'm about to start work on a Delta belt and disc combo. While I do have some import iron, it's rapidly being replaced with vintage USA. Why? Well, because restoring them is fun and in many cases the quality can't be beat.
Most of what I do is furniture, but I also do cabinet work and dabble in turning. My current shop is modest (a converted 2 car), but it's highly functional and after living with no shop then a 10x12 in Northern Maine and then a 14x22 in Minnesota, I'm grateful for what I've got.
I am a precision freak. I believe in having well-tuned machines and quality measuring instruments. No, I don't sweat a few thousandths, but I learned a long time ago that careful attention to detail is not only less frustrating, but also cathartic. A well-fit joint, whether hand cut or machined, is food for the woodworker's soul.
I also play with my 1967 Chevelle, play the guitar, and when I'm not busy with all that, I work as a software architect. So, thanks for reading and thanks for having me! I look forward to browsing the forums and maybe pitching in here and there.