View Full Version : New woodworker from NEPA(Scranton area)

Brian Palmer
12-28-2011, 8:24 PM
Just thought I would say hi and introduce myself. I am from Susquehanna county PA and just getting back into woodworking. Did several years of wood shop is HS but didn't do much with it after. Within the last couple month I have set myself up a small DIY workshop in my basement. Looking for fellow woodworkers in the area to learn from, share ideas with, and perhaps do projects with.

Van Huskey
12-28-2011, 8:29 PM
Welcome to the Creek!!!

gary Zimmel
12-28-2011, 8:41 PM
Welcome to the Creek Brian.. Lots of good people here willing to share.

Michael Moscicki
12-28-2011, 8:54 PM
Welcome to the creek.

Kevin Godshall
12-28-2011, 8:59 PM
Added you up on my Friend's List. I can almost spit and reach Susquehanna Cty from here (if the wind is right). Feel free to drop me a line anytime.

Welcome to the Creek!

John Fabre
12-29-2011, 3:02 AM
Welcome to the Creek Brian, great place with lots of great people.

John Coloccia
12-29-2011, 4:54 AM
I got my Masters from the U of Scranton. Nice area...I miss it, though I lived in Kingston and I hardly even recognize it anymore when I go to visit.

curtis rosche
12-29-2011, 10:56 AM
my family used to live in scranton, but eventually found our way to lancaster county. welcome to the creek

Kevin Gregoire
12-29-2011, 3:07 PM
welcome brian, your gonna like it here.

Bill Dempsey
12-29-2011, 9:00 PM
Hi Brian.
I'm sitting in forest city, likely close to you. I've got a medium sized garage shop going and plan to build a stand alone in next year or so. Let's find a way to connect.

Paul McGaha
12-29-2011, 9:06 PM
Welcome Brian.

Bruce Page
12-29-2011, 11:08 PM
Brian, welcome to SMC!

Zach England
12-30-2011, 8:24 AM
For a second I thought that said NEPAL.

Brian Palmer
12-30-2011, 8:35 AM
Thank for the welcome all.

Bill, I live in Hop Bottom work over you're way in Waymart at the Federal Prison.

Jim Matthews
12-30-2011, 9:08 AM
I was in a similar situation several years ago, and acquired tools of limited utility.
Attending a few basic classes (http://www.finewoodworking.com/SkillsAndTechniques/SkillsAndTechniquesArticle.aspx?id=28165) pointed me in another direction, entirely.

Keep a list of tools used during a class setting.
Anything note three times is worth having.

Brian Palmer
12-30-2011, 8:58 PM
I have been taking a class here and there at woodcraft when I get a chance its all the way down in Harrisburg for me so I can only do it during drill.

My next big purchase is a PM lathe I was looking for a used 3520B and found a lightly used 4224 for the price of a new 3520 so I am rethinking. I currently have a Jet mini lathe, and older craftsman miter saw( cast base mean machine this thing rules), a shop smith mark V, Shopsmith band saw, jointer, belt sander and jig saw all on power stations, and a Dewalt planer. I really like the PM and Jet machines from what I have experienced.

John Blair 1971
01-02-2012, 3:24 PM
Welcome to the forum.I am new here also.I am from the Savannah,Ga area.

Brian Palmer
02-29-2012, 1:51 PM
I am back... was in a bad accident and busted myself up pretty bad. Still not able to get back onto the lathe but not to far away another week or 2.