As the new online community editor, I would like to introduce myself to you. I grew up in Cincinnati, but after extended stays in Columbus, Ohio (Go Bucks!) and Providence, R.I., I have returned to my hometown with a lot of excitement.
I am a self-taught woodworker in that I scoured libraries and woodworking magazines for techniques, design ideas and new tool reviews. I use both hand tools and power tools with equanimity – I’ll use whatever will get the job done quickest with the most precision. My aesthetic leans toward the simple lines of the Japanese and Shakers.
In the interest of full disclosure, when cutting dovetails, I saw tails first because I can do twice the work in the same amount of time by cutting two boards at once. I look forward to hearing from all of you.
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