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Blog series by Duff updated 07-15-2017 05:55 AM 2 parts 2323 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: My Younger Years

05-29-2017 03:43 AM by Duff | 1 comment »

Hi All, I’m not really sure why I’ve decided to start a blog because to be honest, I’m not as web savvy as I thought and am not really even sure I know what a blog is! Anyway, I grew up doing home improvement things with my Dad. I was always supposed to be just as good a worker at 12 years old as the 20ish guys that worked with him. He always said, “Duff, if you can’t give 100% don’t even start the job.” Hence, my never being satisfied with my work. T...

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Part 2: Apprenticeship #1

07-15-2017 05:55 AM by Duff | 2 comments »

I started working as a apprentice for Richard at Nautilus Woodworks in Riviera Beach, Florida after working at a car rental agency while trying to get out of nursing. It was a small shop that catered to Palm Beachers and that clientele. It was my boss Richard, Bob and I full time and a couple other guys that would come in if he needed some extra help. My first day on the job we were crating up a cocktail table that was being shipped to a country club in Connecticut. It was a mahogany table wi...

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