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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Colorado Springs, CO by way of Oregon

    Hey Folks

    So, I'm Henry and I've decided to get back into the hobby. I left it some years back when I lost all my tools and just did not have the heart to do it again. But with a new wife and her being such a sweetheart she thought I should so she bought me a TS and a router! What can you say to that, except WOW, I Love You and yes I'll try real hard to make you something.
    The TS is a Craftsman "Professional" Contractors M#315.218291, with the sliding miter and router extension.
    Craftsman router also. She likes Craftsman
    In the past I mostly did small stuff, boxes, shelves, niknak displays. Really want to try and up my game now that I'm older and have more patience with myself and wood.
    Also going to explore the use of jigs more this time around. Should help me get back into working just building all the stuff to help build stuff.
    First build is a prototype crosscut sled for the TS. With no real miter slots I had to improvise.
    I know it looks funky but it is just a model to see if the configuration would work.
    I look forward to learning much from the folks here.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    there are some very nice ldies out there that allow there better halfs to get toys and some buy them for them glad you got a second chance to play with wood henry,, hey put your location in your profile and you might be someones neighbor and they could give you some pointers of local wood sources
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Welcome Henry !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Hey yourself Henry, good to have ya here with us

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    Welcome, you are a good candidate to build a street grinder organ. That is a project where you can use all your tools.
    "We the People ......"

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    Hey Henry
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you don’t know what tool to buy next, then you probably don’t need it yet.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Welcome. I'm a big proto-type guy myself. It is a great way to prove out your ideas AND to go through the building process prior to cutting into "the good stuff".
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Welcome to the family Henry! BTW...She sounds like a keeper.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Welcome to the Family Henry!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Welcome to the Family, Henry!

    You'll find a bunch of real helpful folks here.
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member and Member of Mensa
    My Weather Underground station

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