I am brand new to the site and wanted to say hello. I have been working wood off and on since junior high. I am sad to say my tools have been in storage for 5-6 years and I haven't built anything for pleasure in quite some time. It's not to say I haven't built anything at all.....just using tools for home remodel etc.
I am in the process of completing a 40x40 shop that will be used for woodworking as well as some occasional welding and auto work. I am planning for it to have one area of escape for important things such as shooting pool.....watching the game.....and drinking some brew.
I am currently reading old posts on "show me your shop" to try to pick up on what might work in my shop as far as work flow/different areas that are important. If you know of a particular thread that has changed your life as far as shop design goes, feel free to link it. I realize that many forums have the new guy asking the "beat to death" question and it's annoying.
I am excited that this will be a dedicated shop and I won't have to move my stuff to get the car in. It will be insulated which I have not had the luxury of before. I bought a wood stove that I am excited to use. It will have a rest room and bar area for entertaining so that will be pretty cool as well.
I have upgraded a few of my tools including a new to me grizzly TS and floor model JET jointer. 1st ever dust collector and I got a great deal on a radial arm.
My main interests in WW are cabinet/furniture construction. I am hoping to learn to build guitars soon. I really hope to spend some time with my sons and pass along the love of the craft to them before they get too old to learn anything.
I went crazy on the intro so I hope I didn't put anyone to sleep. Happy New Year to each of you. I hope to learn a few things while I am here.