The extent of my formal woodworking training consisted of a year of high school wood shop. 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. A few years ago, I purchased a new Shopsmith Mark 7 with the band saw, and gave my old Mark V to my son-in-law. I have yet to turn the Mark 7 on and use it, but the band saw has been mounted and adjusted and the accessories are waiting for shelving to get them off the floor.
The new garage is finished and is about 40 feet long and 20 feet wide, and the new Shopsmith has been moved into it. One of the storage lockers was emptied and the router table and joiner are now inside, along with all the wood, panels and trim that were also stored in it. One way to reduce the amount of wood is to continue to finish the projects necessary for the garden room, apartment, tool room, as gifts, and as experiments to better learn the craft of woodworking.
Some of my projects are listed under this page sub-menu.