Hello from Southern California
I have been posting and reading for a couple of weeks and it's about time I introduce myself.
I'm Dan in Whittier, CA a burb east of Los Angeles and north of Disneyland. It's 45 minutes to the beach or 90 minutes to the ski slopes!
I am a homeowner tinkerer and carpenter. My woodworking experience has been in rental property maintenance and refurbishments, but experience at home and what I learned from my Dad goes from masonry/construction to cabinet and furniture making. My other diehard interests are bicycling, travel, good food (making and eating), good music, BBQ, landscaping... anything new I can learn.
My shop is in the garage, a beastly man cave if there ever was. Except for the table saw all of the "stationary" equipment is used from craigslist. I have found very good equipment that only needed some surface cleaning, minor repairs and lubrication. The oldest user is my 61 year old Buffalo drill press. Right now I am on the hunt for a made in the USA 8" jointer to replace my 6" chiwanese unit. If someone in the area needs to use some woodworking equipment I am happy to help out, drop me a message.
My profession is in Information Technology, but I am one of those 11% in California looking for work. I used to run the BEHR Paint corporate data center in Santa Ana, CA. They make good stuff.
First and foremost in my life is my family and anything we can do together. We are the wifey and me, two girls 3½ and 5, one boy 2, currently one high school exchange student from Spain and 2 dogs.
There sure are a lot of nice people in this forum and I am especially impressed by the easygoing nature and civility expressed by all of you. I have to say that doesn't seem to common out here in the internet.
Cheers to All!
Last edited by Dan Gonzales; 03-28-2009 at 08:42 AM.
Whittier, CA, USA
Dona nobis pacem