On Thu, 12 Nov 2009 22:17:12 +0800, the infamous "diggerop"
Have you ever told your missus that her taste is all in her mouth?
No, I didn't think so. Butcha thought it, right? ;)
Right. Real men don't use plans. I sketch things up and build them
something like it as I go.
But we wouldn't like to.
Pineywood Pukey Ducks do it for ya, do they? OK.
For the future jarrah furniture I plan on building, I'll likely use a
You know, in about 40 years, we'll have literally thousands of
OLD LADIES running around with TATTOOS, and Rap Music will be
the Golden Oldies. Now that's SCARY! --Maxine
I grew up in my father's shop.. He worked in the construction trade but
built and worked on boats on his off-time. I had the chore of cleaning up
the shop and bringing tools to him and so on until I was teenager. It was
my responsibility as his son, but I enjoyed it for the most part. Then we
moved closer to the beach and the shop was gone. He still had at least one
boat though and almost every weekend he would take me down to the dock in
his old truck and we would work on whatever wooden boat he had at the time,
or we took it fishing. After finishing high school, I moved out on my own.
I was drafted into the Army for 2 years at 19.. After that, college on the
GI bill and off to a career completely unrelated to woodworking for 32
years. Before retiring, I began collecting up serious woodworking tools.
I'd always had a radial arm saw, band saw and hand tools to do work around
the house, build fences, sheds so on, but never the tools for fine
woodworking. Since retirement, I've done as much as I can to learn all I
can about wood working. I've taken almost all of the cabinetmaking and
woodworking classes at our local Junior college, joined the local
woodworking society, read many books on fine woodworking, watched many DVDs
and gained experience. Woodworking is a passion with me. Although its not
my only retirement past-time, it is the one I spend at least a few hours
everyday pursuing. I am a fine woodworker. I love building furniture. I
love working with hardwood. I measure distances with calipers, if I can.
I use AutoCAD. I love using hand tools and planes and with practice my
skills are improving. As for my father, now 85, well he always has some
small thing he wants me to build for him out of wood, which I enjoy doing,
or he brings over something that we repair together. He trained me well.
Life is good..
Woodworking helps the economy. I used to live in an apartment with
sawdust embedded into the carpet. I had to wait until the neighbor's
cars were gone so I could fire up my router. I was forced into buying
a house with a huge walkout basement and the addiction was the cause.
I use pine, fir, oak, cherry, maple, butternut, dogwood, walnut and
the list goes on. I never bought maghogany, either because I did not
see it or did not have enough money to buy it.
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