I've been a member of this site for quite a while now, but up to this point I've been a lurker. I decided that I should probably step out of the shadows and introduce myself.
I'm a hobbyist woodworker living in the Chicago suburbs; my primary interest is designing and building furniture. On days like these, when it's -3 degrees outside, I'm really glad I decided to put my shop in the basement instead of the uninsulated and unheated garage.
Since I've been lurking for a while, I already know that this is a great site... so I look forward to getting to know everybody here a little better!