Wood Shop Renevation #1: Introduction and hello

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Blog entry by jjohn posted 03-27-2008 05:56 AM 1180 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well; To get this ball rolling I guess I should start out by letting you know a little about my “Shop” in days gone by…I started oh about 8 or 9 years ago with a few hand tools collected from my former job as a supervisor for my Father which owned and operated his business in central Fla. He is retired now, but still holds his general contractor lic. We built mostly residential homes around the area.

I loved the rough carpenter trade and considered myself somewhat of a all around good carpenter. Little did I know that there is a difference of night and day when it comes to building fine furniture, but that is something I truly wanted to do…so when we moved back to Kennesaw Ga. I started collecting tools here and there, one at a time and have built up an adequate assortment of tools (enough to get by) as you can see from the list in my shop plan…Anyway…

I have HIGH hopes that when I retire I will have learned enough to do odd jobs for customers building furniture to supplement the income. Which (according to Bush there might not be any). But, that’s my reasoning anyway and the reason for the effort. I love working with wood and I’d love to make a little money from it while doing it. LOL…How did I get off the main subject…

The Shop. As I continue forward in this redo I hope to post some pictures (Sorry, don’t have any of the way it looked before I tore everything apart) and maybe get some idea’s from some of you…Any help will be a great help.

I’ll leave off of this first effort in this series by saying thanks for welcoming me here, and if I can be of any help just e-mail me or post a message.


-- JJohn

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#1 posted 03-27-2008 06:24 AM

You have questions about you uppcoming shop just ask away. People here will be happy to offer advice.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-27-2008 11:44 AM

Hi JJohn,

Trust me if you ask the advice will come. One of the nice things about this site is that members are free to give and ask for advice on most any subject- although most of it is generally related to woodworking.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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