I went to Home Depot today for a few things for a Honey Do project. While I was there I was in the lumber aisle and there was a truck of wood piled up (more like thrown on) with orange paint on the ends. I asked an associate how much is each pie...
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My love of woodworking came by accident. Actually it was forced upon me. When my parents divorced (I was 11) my Mother wasn’t able to pay to have things repaired. I was the oldest and took on the responsibility to fix things around the house. The first repair I did was when I was 12 years old. There was an outlet that was not working, my Mother got a quote from a contractor and there was no way she could pay it. I decided to give it a try. No one told me you could shut off the power when changing the outlet. I think I went through 2 rolls op electrical tape during the process. Most importantly the goal was achieved (Without getting shocked) and I was hooked on fixing things.
At the age of 13 I saved up from a paper route and bought a $200 lathe and $40 chisels from Sears and started making key chains on it. It took 2 months to pay for the lathe selling my wears for $1.00 to $3.00 each. From this point I was hooked.
After High School I started a construction company and did well but put in too many hours and decided to get a job instead. Problem was almost as many hours with less pay. I now trade the stock market (full time) and teach on the side. This gives me a lot of time to focus on my woodworking. Although for the last two years my focus has been knocking down and gutting my house and giving the love of my life the house she has always wanted.
I still spend a good bit of time on my woodworking with my shop out of my basement, shop size is approximately 14 x 20’ (But no matter how big it is I could always use more space)
I love the smell of fresh cut wood in my shop. My shop is a place of solitude where I can go and loose myself and forget about life’s problems.
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