The extent of my formal woodworking training consisted of a year of wood shop in high school. I tried my hand at a couple of projects but nothing spectacular came of them.
While assigned as an ROTC instructor at West Texas State University (now WTAMU) I took the opportunity to purchase a Shopsmith Mark V. Soon I was building various items for around the house. Since the precision was in the tool, it was easy to get a project to turn out well. I recently purchased a new Shopsmith Mark 7 with the bandsaw, and gave my old Mark V to my son-in-law. Unfortunately, I have yet to turn the Mark 7 on, as there is no room in my present garage to use it.
Soon after the new garage is finished, I will move the new Shopsmith into it and start working on more projects for the house, as gifts, and as experiments to better learn the craft of woodworking.
Some of my projects are listed under this pages sub-menu.