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Location: North Fork, Idaho

I didn't start woodworking until I retired 11 years ago and a good friend helped me get started. I now have a fairly complete shop that I can thank my friend for. He was a persistent auction and yard sale follower and filled out my tool collection on the cheap. I spend most winter days in that shop and my wife and I call it the reason we can stay married over the long Idaho winters.

Since there is not much wood variety in Idaho other than pine and fir, we have been to Missouri, Indiana, and Pennsylvania with our car hauler trailers for wood. Some was custom cut and kiln dried for us, some was still in log form, and some was still standing. Finding reasonably priced wood has been part of the fun. Nothing like a road trip!

I make some (what I hope to be heirloom) furniture for my daughter and son as well as a lot of clocks, music boxes, card boxes, pocket watches, etc. which I give to the local volunteer fire department to sell in their fund raisers. I enjoy learning new things and moving on to the next project to learn something else. For the most part I do all my own designs and find that to be much of the satisfaction. Even when I borrow an idea from the (many) magazines I seem to always customize it.

What I have learned so far in this hobby is that you can't have too may sanders.

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commented on Pocket watches from scraps 10-11-2014 02:26 PM
commented on Walnut table 10-09-2014 04:27 PM
added project Pocket watches from scraps 10-09-2014 04:07 PM
commented on mobile solar kilns 10-08-2014 01:33 AM
added project mobile solar kilns 10-07-2014 01:37 AM
added project Folding gate leg table 10-03-2014 05:41 PM
commented on Walnut dresser 10-02-2014 02:33 AM
added project Ash dining chairs 10-02-2014 01:20 AM
added project Walnut buffet 10-02-2014 12:42 AM
added project Walnut night stands 10-02-2014 12:31 AM
added project Walnut dresser 10-02-2014 12:03 AM
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