Greetings from metro Detroit
My name is Frank, I am 34yrs old, and I live just outside of Detroit MI. My entire professional career has been in the construction industry. I have built comerica park (tigers) ford field (lions) and worked on just about every big 3 auto plant in my area as a millwright. Ten years ago I transitioned into natural stonework as a mason until a medical issue set me on the sidelines. I have worked with a wide variety of materials except for wood. I lost me brother a few years ago ( Kevin was a trim carpenter/cabinet maker) and I always admired his craft. With where I am at in my life, woodworking as a hobby/future makes sense to me. The natural beauty of wood strongly appeals to my creative nature and I am looking forward to what I can create.
I have slowly been buying tools for the last three months in anticipation of my first project. Taking my time, reading a lot, and learning as I go. I have sketched my project many times, and built a model to scale to help work some of the bugs out. I have a purchase or two left ( ts ) and clear an area to set up a shop, then I can finally get this project off the ground.
I have been reading this forum for two months and it is by far the most welcoming I have run across. I look toward to participating. Thanks - Frank