Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
New Guy from Pennsylvania
I've posted a few times here previously, been a lurker mostly, but decided it was time I posted an intro thread.
I'm from Lancaster County PA, a computer programmer by trade and been getting into woodworking in my spare time. Although I was interested in woodworking since I was little, it wasn't until I got my own house a few years ago and started with home improvement projects that I really got into woodworking. I started by watching This Old House and inevitably ended up watching the New Yankee Workshop since it was on next, and after watching a few episodes I decided to pick up some tools and try it for myself. Over the past few years I've been building up my tool collection and building some small projects - but its only in the past year that I've gotten a decent shop set up and tried some serious projects.
At this point I'm mostly interested in building Arts and Crafts style furniture. I've liked the style since visiting a Stickley showroom a while back - plus I have a large free supply of white oak from my father in law since the gypsy moths have been doing a number on them the past few years. Some upcoming projects are a morris chair and an arts and crafts style desk - and probably some adirondack chairs for outside if I get the time.