I have been "lurking" on this site for about a year now. Watching people post pictures and discuss topics with little(no) input from me. I feel extremely novice when I look at the amazing projects that some of you guys build. I consider myself an okay woodworker and would like to share with you what got me into woodworking. I enjoyed the wood shop part of Industrial Arts class in high school and hated the metal working part of it. Now I am a Journeyman tool and die maker which doesn't make much sense at all, but woodworking is still my favorite.
A few years ago I made the Bengal B using my dad’s band saw and I really enjoyed it but I wasn't fond of having to drive to his house and use his tools to work on my projects so I started acquiring my own tools. Building this B I learned about intarsia and built a few pieces of intarsia. Then I built my 3 daughters a doll house, and this year for Christmas I have built a few candy cane dishes and cutting boards for Christmas presents. There are countless other nicnak shelves, adirondack chairs and other stuff lying around but I don't need to overload the system with pictures on my first time really posting here.
Thanks for the complements. I am not sure how long the doll house took, probably about 6 weeks. I didn't have the tools back then that I do now so it took longer than it should of. And all if the painting slowed me down. If my wife didn't help me with that part I would still be working on it.