I’m Tim. I’m a former Paramedic, former Navy Corpsman, and I spent almost a year working in a refurbishing shop, where I did a little cleaning, soldering, shaping, and finishing, mostly stainless steel. (To be fair, I wasn’t all that good at the super-detail work; I’m better at making rough things that work.)
I like new and old tools, and will clean, grease, or paint anything that holds still long enough. I work in a variety of materials; wood, metal, stone, concrete, and plastic… master of none.
My wife and I are moving into the dream house in a few weeks. The house is big and beautiful and really close to the house we’d build if we won the Powerball tomorrow, so I won’t have a lot of cabinet work. We have a good size 2-plus car garage, and I’m going to spend a lot of time making that into a passable workshop.
My first planned projects include tiling end tables, building box planters and raised beds in the back yard, a fire feature, benches and shelves in the shop/garage. I’m looking forward to buying a new lathe, and restoring some antique power tools. (Hopefully we’ll be talking about bench lathes in the near future)