Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,
I just wanted to introduce myself. I found this site googling for some woodworking tips. I started woodworking about ten years ago with some power tools but when I discovered the joy and the authenticity of using hand and antique tools I was hooked. Sold most of my power tools and began taking classes; shave away and chisel out anything I could get my hands on... I have not been woodworking for about 7 years so you could still consider me a newbie. I have learned a lot on my own though and feel that I have a knack for woodworking. In fact I have lots of passion for this hobby. I think I would've been just as happy as I am now had I been doing this for a living.
I own many restored (mostly by myself) antique and new hand tools for a newbie; enough that I could build a furniture or even a windsor chair. I also enjoy woodcarving and have more carving chisel that I think I'll ever need. What was I thinking ten years ago when I bought all those carving chisels? collecting?
Anyway, I am glad to be here and be able to exchange share, stories and learn from the expert and the more experienced.