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Hello from N. Idaho

Always had a passion for woodworking and three years ago dream came true. Finally got to build my woodshop...and made it too small. Planned on just maybe a craftsman tablesaw and portable planer, chopsaw etc...

Ended up going to a county auction that year and waited there for five hours to bid on one thing. A 10" unisaw, mfg'd in 97 with 52" beisemeyer extension and fence, used very very little. Ended up getting it for $650, couldn't believe it. Then that christmas my wife told my BIL (owns a saw and tool business here) to get me whatever I wanted. So now I have a shop full of decent shopfox tools including a 15" spiral-head planer and anything else I wanted. Hard to fit it into a 16x24' shop but I'm definitely not complaining. (tried to convince her to let me bust out a wall and expand...didn't fly).

Anyways, I'm a roofing contractor and can't spend as much time as I'd like in there. To me, envisioning a project and working on it when I feel like is great comfort and relaxation. People always ask me to make such and such for them but I always tell them the same thing. "if I did it for money it would cease to be enjoyment and start to be a job, and I already have one of those."

Am sure I will gain a plethora of info on this site, I'm always looking for new thoughts and ideas and hope this is a great site for it. Here is some pics of one of my first projects, a hope chest for one of our daughters. It's red oak and purpleheart with cedar lining. The inlay is a copy of a tattoo she has on her arm to personalize it.Hello from N. Idaho-100_0021.jpgHello from N. Idaho-100_0022.jpg
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Northern Idaho, beautiful country. I grew up around that area, sure miss it. But anyway, I've got to say if thats your first prodject I can't imagine what you will be able to do 10 years from now. Very impressive.
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Welcome OldnBroken, nice chest.
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Wow... Very nice... Welcome to the forum...

One of my dreams is to come up to your neck of the woods and cast flies at rising trout. Someday....

I cut that board three times and it's STILL too short!!!...
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Welcome to the thread. I think you are going to like it here. Lost of nice people and tons of talent.

I spent a week in Coeur d' Alene. Beautiful area.

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Welcome to the thread. I think you are going to like it here. Lost of nice people and tons of talent.

I spent a week in Coeur d' Alene. Beautiful area.
...and you spell it correctly too. I bet half the people that LIVE here can't spell it right.

Thanks all for the greetings.
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Jeez, that's a stunning first project! I really like the PH and cedar combo! Looking forward to more pics of your projects. Very nice of your wife to outfit your shop! Better build her and her brother something nice PDQ!!!

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Hey OnB - Greeting from another Idahoan. Your work is really great. Guess you could add cabinet making along with your roofing. I also have to agree - Coeur d' Alene - is a very beautiful place. I used to live in Moscow and work for the U of I. Now I am retired and live around the Twin Falls area, LOL we have sage brush instead of pine trees. Guess that is what you get when you move from the mountains........."sigh".

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Done a lot of work at U of I, Larry. Did some of the design and engineering for the Kibby Dome. Reno'd two of the beef barns and last major project I did there was re-roofing the admin bldg. Very nice campus they have there.
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Why you would move south is beyond me.

I'm really hoping to get some good pointers on dovetailing and box joints for now. Got a new jig several months ago but haven't had the time to play with it much.

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