Greetings from the land of Buckeyes
Hello everyone. I am usually at a bit of a loss when it comes to introductions, so i may ramble a bit, but bear with me.
I found the forum from the DIYChatroom forum, and thought I would join. I initially thought I would label myself as "troglodyte" but decided "inept" would be a better choice. While I am a bit old fashioned in many ways, I am not willfully ignorant or backward as the dictionary definition would suggest.
I thought I would join because I have found myself needing to do woodworking and some projects around the house lately, and realized some information could be a good thing. I recently finished my first woodworking project since Junior High School wood shop (I'm 45), a gun cart for Cowboy Action Shooting. While it will be functional, it certainly is no work of art. I built it on a welding cart and hopefully someday I will rebuild it... better, faster, stronger...
I was permanently loaned an old Craftsman table saw to build it. Other than that, I have an old drill, a saber saw, some cordless Makita tools that I need new batteries for, and a planer that I bought to plane down a door. Technically that wasn't a true project as the door was already built, I just did the basics of the hinges and holes for the door knob. It never got put up because my wife didn't like the stain because it didn't match what we have already, so it is also unfinished! I also have the ubiquitous Craftsman mechanic's tool set, and not a lot of room in the garage.
Some things I would like to build eventually include a shelving hutch for my model building table, a work bench so I don't have to use the tiny Black and Decker Workmate, and an "old fashioned" ammo box, for carrying ammunition for shooting.
I won't have a lot to add in the woodworking arena, since I am pretty much the "anti-Norm Abrams," but I will do my best to give input where I can.
I do look forward to my time here.
See, morbid and creepifying, I got no problem with...