I registered on this forum over a year ago (I wanted to see the shop tour and project pictures). Since then, I have been a frequent reader, but I suppose I really should introduce myself and try to contribute.
My name is Wayne (Ike) Eikenberry and I live in East Central Kansas. I ended up in Kansas from a small farm in Ohio by way of Muncie, IN, Charleston, IL, Cape Girardeau, MO, and Scottville, MI. I taught Industrial Arts/Technology Education for 32 years with 30 years at the local high school before taking early retirement in 2009. Now I am self-employed doing small remodeling/home repair/handyman jobs. I started this type of work with Dad as a teenager and continued on weekends and summers most of the years that I taught. My woodworking activities have usually been related to this work, although I have made some furniture and tried doing a little turning.
My shop is part of an unfinished, unheated one-car garage and is a work in progress. I dream of insulation and taking the edge off of Kansas temperature extremes!
Even though I have lived in town since leaving home, I keep connected to my farm roots with a small collection of antique tractors.
Probably more than you really wanted to know,