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Location: Gilroy, Ca

Retired Machinist and machine shop owner. I put a wood shop in my barn several years ago and have been building furniture as a hobby. Recently I completed remodeling my kitchen and bar area in the house. Fortunately now I have the time again to get back into building furniture. I'm really not much of a designer but enjoy building from a set of plans.
Folks often ask me how woodworking differs from machining. My response is that in machining the the work piece is secure but in woodworking you free hand the work piece into the cutting tool. Fundamentally though the two trades are very similar. My experience in understanding set ups and fixturing has been very helpful. Having worked around equipment for years also leads to a great amount of respect for safety concerns.
What I enjoy most about wood working as a hobby is that there is no due date and no inspector!

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commented on Taliesin Desk Build - How's and Why's #17: All Good things Must End 11-26-2016 01:19 AM
added project Curved-Leg Table with Floating Top 03-24-2016 07:09 PM
commented on Robbbi1's Workshop 03-07-2016 10:19 PM
commented on Jewelry Box 03-07-2016 07:01 PM
commented on Macan's Workshop 03-07-2016 06:55 PM
commented on Macan's Workshop 03-07-2016 06:52 PM
added project Jewelry Box 03-07-2016 02:05 PM
added workshop Macan's Workshop 03-05-2016 11:44 PM
commented on Taliesin Desk in Cherry #9: Breadboard Ends 01-09-2016 01:23 AM
commented on Taliesin Desk in Cherry #9: Breadboard Ends 01-08-2016 08:49 PM
commented on Taliesin Desk in Cherry #8: Topping it off 01-08-2016 08:45 PM
signed up Macan's Profile 01-08-2016 08:11 PM

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