Hello, everyone! My name (as you may have guessed) is Derek, and while I'm not a woodworker, per se, I sure do love projects! I live in Yucaipa, CA, and am big into the off-road and camping scene.
I'm 35 and am in the process of buying my first real house, which means (drum-roll, please...) I will have a GARAGE! Now I can finally, finally do all the things I have wanted to do since I was a teen. And that includes wood projects.
I have perused the forums, and I must say, you all are a very helpful bunch! I am really looking forward to learning from your experience.
A little about me: I quit my J-O-B in October of 2008 to freelance write full-time from home, and haven't looked back once. Sure beats clockin' in! I grew up in Colorado, which I loved, and had to move to California in 1987. Yuck. I'm not the biggest fan of this state, but my friends and family are here, so I opted to stay a while longer.
Anyhow, sorry for the mini-ramble. I am looking forward to becoming a part of the community!