Hi From Maryland
Hi, im Nick, I have been browsing this sight for the last couple of days and decided it was time to become a member. It seems like a place with a lot of know how and where people are willing to help others with their questions.
I have always liked to do things with my hands, and when I had the chance to take woodshop in highschool, I jumped on it. I figured it would be a great thing to do, and try to get good at it. I took woodshop for all 4 years, and then didn't do much with the skills after that. I graduated in 2003, and would like to bring back the skills I had then. It is amazing how I basically forgot how to do basic things when I wasn't going them almost everyday. While in school I made some pretty nice projects. Of course, they started out with a basic box made from particle board, and a magazine rack. Both of those projects were required, and after finishing those, you were able to build basically whatever you wanter. This first project of my own was a 4 door raised panel pantry finished with crown moulding. Then I decided on a backgammon table made from cherry, oak, and walnut, a kitchen table made to seat six with 10 pieces of green marble inlayed into the center, and a 3 piece entertainment center for my basement.
Since school has ended, I have made a quilt rack for the girlfriend, and I have started on a blackjack table. My skills really need to be improved at this point. I think this forum will be a great place to start. I will have to make another post about the issues I am having with the blackjack table.