This All About...
Friday, July 17th, 2009
Well, as the
name implies this is my blog and it is largely about
woodworking. I use the word "largely" because
I may post about safety issues or products for
safety, a new tool I recently bought or perhaps an
old one that I am restoring and want to publish
hard-to-find resources for others. Regardless, this
is something I have wanted to do for some time now
but for whatever reason never got around to it.
What I do in my
shop may not warrant international acclaim,
but I routinely use the internet to find ideas and
information. More often that not this information
comes from other enthusiasts who wish to share their
knowledge for the benefit of others and to promote
the art of woodworking itself. In that
regard I consider this blog as my way of "returning
the favor" so perhaps others can find what I do
beneficial in their shops.
Now, bear in
mind what works for me may not work for others. For
instance, I may build a jig or fixture for my
particular tablesaw and while my approach or design
will work on my saw it may not work on other makes
or models. The important thing to remember is
the concept and that the actual design may need to
be altered to suit your particular tool.
decision to maintain readership of this blog belongs
exclusively to the person doing the reading. If you
enjoy what you see then go ahead and bookmark my
site in your Favorites list and check back often. I
don't like, nor do I wish to maintain, a contact
list comprised of 100's of e-mail addresses similar
to that of a subscription-based newsletter .
Now that I have
completed this informal introduction grab a cup of
coffee and cruise around my website.
If you have any
questions or comments about this blog entry please
do not hesitate to
send me an e-mail. Thanks and be
safe when working with tools!!!
Robert Burgoyne, also known as "Burgie",
has been doing woodworking for nearly 30
years. He started learning at an early
age in his grandfather's garage and
continued while working with his father
in construction. The hobby has now
become a business with Creative
Landscape Accents. Burgie builds
high quality woodworking projects for
the outdoors and also enjoys making
decorative accent pieces for inside the
house. While not working in his shop
doing woodworking Burgie enjoys
computers, restoring his old
Chevy C60 2-ton dump truck and
riding his Harley-Davidson Road King
throughout beautiful Colorado.