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Good Morning Everyone.

Well, after years of wanting to, I'm finally taking the time to get into woodworking. I took Woodshop for two years in Middle School, but that was a very basic class. It did get me into it, though.

For starters, I'm a fourth-generation native to Arizona, particularly the Phoenix area. After a hailstorm destroyed our roof and the ensuing rain collapsed our ceiling, we are living with my parents until a new house can be finalized. In the meantime, I'm using a "corner" of their garage for tool storage and moving into the driveway for work.

Mostly, right now, I'm working on a portable router table and the jigs for my tools. I have some plans for stuff here shortly, but I can't start those until my minimal tools are fine-tuned.

Headed to my wood selection now. Talk to you all later.
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Welcome to the forum.

***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.
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welcome mate

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hey, another phx guy! good to see!
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Welcome to the forum, glad to have you with us. Sorry to hear about your storm damage. Hopefully everything will work itself out soon. Hang in there!
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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.

Sorry to hear bout the house.
Look at it this way, you get a fresh start on a new shop space.

Tools are like guns, You can never have enough.
Where did I put that tape measure???
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I completely agree on the new shop space. A garage for the car? Hmph. Who needs that? Ain't nothin' wrong with the sun baking my truck. As long as my tools are nice and protected... Right?!?

I'm finished a hanging rack for my Rockler pipe clamps, which was really, really easy. I'm currently working on a rack for my smaller ratcheting clamps. Three tiers, with each tier holding six clamps and opening to allow access to the next size. The tier closest to the wall holds the 18" clamps, the middle tier holds the 12" and the outer tier holds the 6". The will swing open with some piano hinges and it's all made from scrap wood. I'll post pictures when I get done.

Anyway, it's good to hear stories on the board. This will be exciting.
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