71 years old, started woodworking a little over a year ago. My inspiration was building a deck on the back of my son's house. Wow, if I can do that maybe I could do woodworking. I now have a basement full of machines, lumber, tools and jigs and it is my passion.

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In need of knowledge

Would any of you kind people have a link or website of a tutorial for cantilevers. I have a request for a sewing box with cantilevers and I don’t want to waste anymore wood. :-). Thank you in advance.

Wish for all

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Seasons greetings, Happy Kawanzaa or your preferred greeting to all the great folks who make up our group. I wish you good health, happiness and peace.

Work bench

My work bench is a work in progress. Making it from two 5 foot pieces of laminated tops. One section is on wheels so I can use it as an L shaped or one 10 foot straight away. In the process of putting shelves underneath. Also photo of tool...



Ed Schroeder ...

Very nice!!

Bob Ruane ...

Hey Jack hi Bonnie this is custom cabinet maker I was impressed with your speaker stand that you made your Reverend or priest if you remember I was asking you about it well finally got start it and as usual I’ve gone too far this one though is for a doctor friend of mine he wanted it for music not sure what instrument he plays but he’s teaching his son who plays next to him. I’ve been sick often on so it’s really taking me quite a while to get this finished but I’ll send you some pictures of how far I have gotten no remember he wants this top 2fall left and right so he can display four sheets of music at a time I’m still working on that but here’s the base the legs in and lay that I’ve gotten done so far I wish someday me and you could meet face to face I’m a little younger than you but I’ve worked on my father a cabinet maker since I was about 13 I still love her as much today as I did then then I have a feeling you know what I’m talking about well happy new year Jack and any others that read this let’s hope we have a prosperous healthy and Dusty new year

Bob Ruane ...

Jack ...

Thank you for the update and pic Bob, love the legs of your stand, that will be a beauty. Really sorry to hear about your health problems and I hope all of that is behind you. Have you come up with your final design for the side by side yet? I had intended to build a double stand at one time but been really busy with other things. The examples I was looking at are on Pinterest. Again hope you are feeling better and Happy New Year.

MJCD ...


Just read you profile… I’m a year or so behind you; and am working hard to make the most of the productive time I have. I welcome you to the journey… it is worthwhile.