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post #1 of 4 Old 07-25-2011, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Happy to be here, from Cincinnati/Vermont/NJ

Hi Everyone,

It's a pleasure to be here. Just moved into my first (rented) house and am developing my basement wood shop. Recent aquisitions are a Rockwell-Delta 11-100 drill press (late 1940's) last year and a Rockwell Model 14 (28-200) bandsaw, about two weeks ago. I feel that these two machines have really opened the door to home woodworking and cabinetry.

I was a carpenter in NJ for a few years doing mostly renovations. Like many, I dreamed of doing trim work and spent my last year or so doing custom cabinetry projects in Bergen County. I like woodwork but wasn't happy with it as a career, so put the hammer down and went back to school in Vermont.

Roughly 5 years later, I'm a happy and passionate engineer in the aviation industry, with a great little space in my basement to start building my own furniture. Due to my past experience I'm currently working with some portable tools - DeWalt 12" dual-bevel miter saw and DeWalt 10" table saw (geared fence working very well for me), but condition and quality are good and they have been faring me well.

No major projects started yet - just framing out a 2x4 workbench and tuning up the tools after the move/aquisition - but have plans for a long, 2-person desk and a coffee table, with dining table and display cabinet further down the pipeline. Girlfriend is a talented artist and craftswoman, so her imagination and my attention to detail are looking pretty promising.

First things first, just looking forward to getting some practice with dovetails, tenoned joints, and the like during the first few small projects. Obviously there are some similarities but also differences in joinery between residental trim/cabinetry and furniture making.

I'm looking foward to hearing and learning from this community, and hopefully sharing what I've learned through my own experiences.

Thanks,
Joe

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