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Hi all, I’ve just joined the group but must confess I’m no carpenter by far. My background was a roofer and now I’m a minister of religion , yes a higher calling now ;-)
The reason I’m excited about starting up and learning again some woodwork skills is my son 12 years of age has recently informed me that this year for Christmas he wants power tools and a woodwork bench to start a new hobby. So I’ve made room in the garage and plan to build with him a bench to start of. Thanks to someone on this site for sending me a plan to get me going.
I must admit I’m just as excited to starting than he is and have spent way to much in tools already lol
Hope to post after Christmas the bench we try to build together as our first project.
Anyway that’s me for now and again thanks to this great site for help and inspiration.

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Moment ...

greetings !

Brian ...

What a great thing to be able to share a hobby with your son. I tried to get my son into woodworking, but instead he got me into fishing and I’m hooked on both with no time for either. ;-) But at least we get to spend some quality time together.

ladz ...

yes Brian it is, and I also go fishing and shooting with him so time management is very hard. would be easier if the wife joined in and had the same hobby lol.
he is the youngest of five and all have been interested in like minded things so I have been blessed in that. soon be taking the grandchildren along to, and hopefully by then be able to make and show them some woodwork skills, pieces.
there really is some great items on this site and much talent for me to learn from.

a1jim ...

Welcome to WWW I hope you enjoy your time here.

ladz ...

thanks for that advise, I plan on him learning to use hand tools and have also acquired already some books on different joints and how to etc.
need to learn myself as well to be fair, but looking forward to the many hours soon to be spent in the garage with him. now sourcing the wood, materials and just reminded my self how expensive that can be lol… just bought a thicknesser, planner as well: as some of my building friends will let me know when theres some surplus bits to be binned.

ladz ...

well me and the lad as I said where out christmas day to start making a bench and after a few hours a day when the wife was watching a movie this is what we produced. now to think what next to make lol…as I said Im no joiner, so please be kind lol

a1jim ...

That’s going to be a great item to have if you’re going to be building more projects.well done.

ladz ...

I’m aware about castors but I do need to move about as space is tight, and that’s a good solution you have suggested. As for vice I am right handed but my son is left and as my wife is already reminding me it is for him lol I probably will at some time put one on the other ?

As for where I live I’m in Whitby North Yorkshire
And if it’s to far thanks for the kind offer of guidance.

Manitario ...

Nice looking bench! That’s where most of us seem to start with this hobby is with making a bench. I started with a $100 tablesaw and a cheap mitre saw and my first real project was a plywood bench.