View Full Version : Happy New Year, Woodworkers
12-31-2001, 12:57 PM
I'm wishing everyone on the forum a wonderful New 2002...hopefully, a better newsmaker than last year. May you find more time for woodworking, make vast shop improvements, and have everyone around you admiring your work! What's your new woodworking New Year's Resolution? I'm going to challenge myself, as a hobbyist woodworker, to design and complete at Least 12 projects in 2002...I've been much too laid back and slow. Regardless of writing deadlines or other commitments, I'm going to insist to myself I complete at least one project a month, large or small. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! -Barb S.
12-31-2001, 03:13 PM
Barb and all other woodworkers, I wish each one a Happy Healthy and Prosperous New Year. My greatest desire for the new year is to have a house and bigger shop of my own. It is hard to do anything when you are renting so somewhere out there is the right place for me. Each one of us have certain things we would like to have or need in our woodworking hobbies or careers so it is not too much to ask to be blessed with a few of those things. I set back and let everyone else answer questions because I feel that most everyone has more to contribute than I do but I sure do enjoy reading and learning from the rest of the woodworkers here. Thanks so much for being here for us. Happy New Year and Happy Woodworking to everyone. Mamabear
12-31-2001, 09:02 PM
A prosperous, safe and happy year to you Barb and all my other forum friends. :)
I'm not much on resolutions, but there is a kitchen, living room and staircase here that are due for a total renovation this year. To do this, I'll need to finish converting the circa 1830 barn into a full blown workshop (oh drat :) )
My major goal though, is a highschool woodshop teacher's position that has opened up for the 2002/2003 school year. I'm gathering references and polishing my resume'.
Happy New Year to All
Happy New Year All
Ralph, good luck with the job app. It's wonderful to think of someone with your temperament and know-how in this teaching position. Please keep us posted.
12-31-2001, 11:25 PM
Heres to wishing you good luck in landing the shop job. Those kids would be so lucky to have you start them out in wood. Boy I wish I had taken woodshop when I was in school. But back in the olden days I don't think they allowed girls. Sad but true.
I wish everyone a safe and really great 2002!!! Happy New Year
Hugs to all,
Eljay (Linda Jo)
A Happy New Year to all! Wishing everyone a prosporse, safe, and health New Year. I myself was in the shop till about 10 last evening finishing all the "little" projects that I started and did not complete. I am able to start a new with no left overs, WooooHooo.
Thank you all for being availible for your wisdom and comments.
D for Dusty
01-01-2002, 10:20 AM
Happy New Year all
and good luck with the job prospect Handi.
I am 47 years old and remember back in high school, my twin sisters' woodworking days. She built a cabinet and to this day, one of her twins has this piece of furniture in her bedroom. I remember it well, because I thought how much I wanted to join the class myself, but wouldnt because she was in it!!!Its been refinished a couple of times and still looking good. Now that the holidays are over, and my daughters bedroom has been completed, I think I may start working in the basement again. I am refinishing/rebuilding a desk my mom had(attached picture)
and also still have the gateleg table. I have about 5 hours of work on that, that i can do without any questions to my instructor. Again Handi good luck with the job...
01-02-2002, 09:40 AM
You would be a wonderful teacher - knowledge, experience, patience and a love of woodworking. I hope that this door of opportunity opens for you. Please keep us posted. And if you do get the job, I hope you will continue to find the time to participate on the forum.
Happy New Years to all!!!
Good luck, Ralph with the job. Those students would be lcky to have you as their teacher.
I'm not much on resolutions, but do have a couple goals. I hope to finish a coffee table, and two end tables for myself by this summer. In addition, I hope to be selling my stuff in another store by the end of this year. With that in mind, I'd better head out to the shop! Good luck to all.
"hope springs eternal"
irish prairie rooster
01-13-2002, 03:38 AM
HELLO BARB......AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
I HAVE PUT OFF BUYING THE LUGUNA BAND SAW THAT I WANT SO BADLY.MOSTLY BECAUSE I DO NOT HAVE A PLACE TO PUT IT AND PROBALLY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET IT FOR A FEW YEARS.I AM CURRENTLY REMODELING A USED MOBILE HOME THAT I BOUGHT FOR MY WIFE.I AM ABOUT TO BUY A TABLE SAW BECAUSE IT WILL BE MORE USEFUL TO ME RIGHT NOW.
I AM THINKING ABOUT THE DELTA FOR AROUND 1600 TO 1800 HUNDRED! I WANT TO BUY PASS A CONTRACTORS SAW SO THAT I WILL HAVE A GOOD TABLE SAW FOR SPENDING MY TIME WHEN I RETIRE IN AROUND 10 YEARS.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON A TABLE SAW?
PS......FISH N SEASON SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER SO I GOT TO GET IT AND GET TO GET N SOME WORK DONE
01-13-2002, 11:33 AM
Haven't heard from You in a long time...thought the prairie done and buried you in a snowbank or something. My thoughts on a tablesaw? Buy the best you can afford. Yes, the cabinet saws are heftier and (wide generality) better built than contractor saws. Some time ago you were going to build a new shop...is that a project before fishing season? Happy New Year. -Barb S.
IRISH PRAIRIE ROOSTER (Guest)
01-13-2002, 07:33 PM
HOW DO BARB
HAPPY TO SEE THAT YOU ARE STILL HERE ON THE FORUM, I ALWAYS ENJOYED READING WHAT EVER CAME FROM YOU.I WILL BE AROUND HERE FOR AWHILE......UNTIL SPRING.
I HAD A LOT OF THINGS HAPPENING TOO FAST IN MY LIFE FOR AWHILE AND COULD NOT KEEP UP.I AM KIND OF ON TRACK NOW AND HAVE HAD TO PUT THE SHOP BACK IN THE WAIT FOR AWHILE LIST.I AM GOING TO MAKE THE MOBILE HOME THAT I AM LIVING IN RIGHT NOW INTO A SMALL SHOP.I HAVE TO GET THE TRAILER HOUSE THAT I JUST BOUGHT REMODELED SO THAT I CAN LIVE IN IT FIRST.I ENJOY DOING THAT KIND OF THING BUT BOY DOES IT TAKE A LOT OF TIME AND MONEY.I GUESS THAT IS IT......TIME AND MONEY.....I AM GETTING MORE CONSERVATIVE THE OLDER I GET BUT I HAVE MADE ENOUGH MISTAKES IN LIFE SO THAT I HAVE LEARNED.......BUY RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.I WILL BE SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY ON THE TABLE SAW BUT AS USUAL YOU ARE RIGHT......WHAT I CAN AFFORD.......I WON'T BE ABLE TO AFFORD MUCH AFTER I RETIRE.
I THINK I WILL PROBALLY GO WITH THE DELTA