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After working for 46 years I will retire on March 1, 2012. I've been a life long woodworker however for the past 35 years I've not had much time for the hobby. After moving several times I never completely setup my tools or sometimes even had a shop to use them in. I hoping all of those problems will change with retirement.

My son and I have spent several weeks over the past 4 years rebuilding an old barn on my property. We've installed new metal siding, new windows, concrete floors, new wiring and removed all of the non-supporting interior beams. This has left me with a lot of 4"X6"X10' oak beams and a good amount of 1"X12"X10' pine. All of this wood is at least 72 years old. Previous projects include an addition to my home, building a small shop and a lot of remodeling. I am a big fan of Craftsman Style furniture & architecture.

I recently replaced my 30 year old TS with a new Steel City 3HP TS with extended table top. My daughter also gave me an early Christmas Present from Rockler; Rockler Cutoff Sled with Drop Table, a Woodcraft Box Joint Jig and some smaller tools. These are pictured in My Photos. Some of my other tools include a Rockwell 14" bandsaw, Rockwell jointer, Grizzly shaper, DeWalt 12" compound miter saw, Craftsman table mounted router and lots of hand tools.

I live in a rural area between Mexico & Columbia Missouri. I look forward to spending a lot of enjoyable time on this forum and also learning a great deal! A complete new set of kitchen cabinets will be my first project.

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Craftsman style...
Yeah one of my faves also.

Sounds like your ready to rock.
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Welcome and wow 35 years is to long. But it sounds like you stayed busy that whole time. Congrats on your upcoming new life glad you can get back at it.

When it's rustic......it's rustic
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Welcome to the forum, Again not sure how I missed this the first go round but I know why I'm finding all of these older post. Spammer on the prowl.
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