That crow is tasty
New to the forum and online community. Found it yesterday and was delighted with the amount of information contained within. As well as the helpfulness and amiable attitude shared by all.
So about myself, been making sawdust in Tx. full time for a decade now, of course been building since I can remember. As I'm sure most of the guys here can relate to it doesn't seem like a hobby or profession. It's what I do. Almost compulsory.
I was that kid who never left the shop in high school, skipping classes to finish projects and framing houses with the teacher on the weekends. Spent a couple years in the electrical field mainly because it seemed interesting at first (that wore off quick) managed to obtain an Associates in Elec. Eng. before I realized that standing back and admiring a well wired breaker box paled in comparison to tuning my solid cedar strat or pulling a bent lam chair leg out of the form.
I'll work with just about anything, instruments, custom entry doors, framing, milling, trim, roofing, custom cabinets, arbors, flooring, furniture and turnings. Certifiable tool junkie to boot. Can't finish worth a damn however. I mean it is shameful how fast I can muck that up.
Been working on getting my own business up and running here lately which is how I eventually stumbled across this forum. I have a library of reference books for most disciplines in construction and enjoy any opportunity to further my knowledge and sharpen my skills. But no library on earth can compare to the voice of experience.
I know enough to know I don't know jack and that is why I'm here. To learn and hopefully share some of what I've picked up.
New to the site and the whole forum thing. So, of course, right out the gate I misinterpret the first response and end up looking like an ass. Well, sorry to anyone who witnessed that display of idiotic rejoinder. I did come here looking for some insight and looks like I found some, just not where I expected. In short, lesson learned.
Last edited by TexasTimbers; 04-19-2009 at 02:11 PM.
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