Newbie woodworker but seasoned DIYer
I have always enjoyed building things and now that I'm out of school and have my own house I get to start playing around with woodworking. I recently was handed down a bench-top Delta drill press, bench-top Craftsman miter saw, 1 HP Craftsman router and a small bench-top grinder. Being able to make accurate rip cuts wasn't in my vocabulary so I went out and bought the Grizzly G0715P Hybrid saw and put it together last week. I already started on some built-in oak shelves for my in-wall entertainment center and I have plans to build a decent-sized bookshelf for my living room.
I'm an RF Engineer (I design antennas and high frequency circuits). When I was 16 I designed and built a 25ft half-pipe (skateboarding ramp) using my father's tools. I worked a couple construction jobs in the summers between high school. I worked at an auto parts retailer for a couple years and learned everything I could about the internal combustion engine. I have always done my own auto repairs and maintenance unless I didn't have the tools to do so. Then I went to Ohio State to learn about electrical engineering and ended up where I am today.
I joined this forum to get some occasional advice and learn from others. When I feel confident I hope to be able to offer my own advice to others.
edit: Oh, by seasoned DIYer I don't mean the DIY forum that I just noticed.
Last edited by rfmodeler; 03-16-2011 at 05:22 PM.