SoCal new guy
My name is Michael and I have been bitten by the wood working bug. I am a welder/fabricator by trade and do a lot of general construction at my present job. I work with electric tools all day. When i decided that i would like to learn more about woodworking i had started to look into all of the power tools that I would like to get, Then i realized that I only want to make furniture and other items for my family and our home. I am going to pursue this in a very traditional manner. The idea of making things with no power tools is very exciting, mainly because it is exactly opposite of what i do now. I have been scouring the internet and reading books on joinery and other such stuff, and i must say it is very tempting to just use power tools. I do have a table saw and a drill press which i am sure i will use for my projects but i am going to try and stick it out with hand tools. My first project will be the New Fangled Work Bench. Just wanted to say Hi and tell you all about my ideas.