Dad used to call himself a wood butcher, but he made some pretty impressive stuff - albeit a little on the "rough" side. I still use the tools/benches/jigs that he left behind as a legacy...
Hi, I'm from North Dakota, and my foremost hobby is metalcasting, but for it, a guy needs a good handle on wood werking to make patterns, jigs, fixtures, furniture, etc..
That's what led me here. It was a "Google" search for "SHOP MADE DISC SANDER", which turned up Allen Bookout's marvelous piece! So neat and tidy.. man you should see mine.. It's laffable!
Oh well - does what I need it to do. I'll be over at the lathe part - askin questions as I know absolutely nuthin bout lathes - metal or wood! A friend gave me one for giggles, and I figgered I'd fire 'er up.