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sorry newbie but its thumbs down on this intro.first you post your pic sideways and second you tell us almost nothing about yourself! its all about show and tell here!but ill give you a second chance to learn,which you should have researched before posting!.but welcome to lumber jocks,and if you need help just ask and someone will get you where you want to go.
 

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I like your shop. It's actually a lot nicer than the one I first had. When I was a boy my shop was in the basement crawl space of a house that was built in 1905. It was hollowed out of the dirt floor which gave enough room for the furnace and water heater which were installed after running water was installed. There was a workspace big enough for an old kitchen table that served as a work table. I had precious few tools which had come down through a couple of generations. I used this from when I was about 8 years old to 10 years old. We moved to another house when I was 10 and by then I had a best friend whose father owned a saw mill, small cabinet shop, and lumber yard. He had to work for his father on Saturdays and I was able to tag along whenever I wanted to. So I picked up a little more know how there. In the house I moved into there was a covered carport and I soon had an old antique wardrobe to keep my tools in. My mother bought and sold some antiques and had acquired a small antique shop and I picked up a few tools by helping her and was able to buy antique tools from trading tools and doing small repairs on furniture. So I picked up a little more know how this way. By the time I was 18 my father went into a factory business with another couple of men. They made leg tables for the mobile home trade. My brother and I went to work in the factory and in a few years we were making several thousand tables a week. This led directly to manufacturing all sorts of furniture for the retail, hotel, and nursing home trades. It wasn't until about 15 years before that when I closed in the carport for a better shop. Along the way I got married in 1971 and I bought my first set of nice hand tools. Shortly after I married I bought $1000 worth of nice tools from Woodcraft and Highland Hardware. I've been adding tools ever since. We ended up making architectural molding in a large factory with 5 Weinig molders along with finger jointers and knife grinders and other auxiliary equipment. I went to UGA and GA Tech and also machinist school along the way.

Do not be ashamed of your shop. I wish I had that shop when I started off. You say you are a newbie. So what? Don't let that hold you back. You've got a very nice start and if you put your heart in it you'll have a lot of know how and tools. I taught myself for the most part; so can you. I learned a lot by books and trial and error. You also have the internet where woodworking is taught by videos and you also have courses at the nice woodworking stores. Just enjoy yourself and add to your shop and tools and enjoy yourself along the way.

BTW, congratulations on your shop and welcome to Lumberjocks. You'll enjoy it.
 

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Thank you for the kind words. I continue to work on my skills as I enjoy woodworking and the results. I am an electronics engineering tech by training years ago but now am a manager. I just like to build things. I want to make an awesome computer case out of wood sometime. It is amazing to the degree complexity some of the computer hobbyists go to to build these awesome cases.

Thanks again, Deano
 
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