Hey. Someone wants me to take down there walnut tree. I got the time, a van, and a chainsaw. What I don’t have is help and a portable mill to take it down to size. I’d like to put together a crew of 3-4 guys to work on this thing and...
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Location: Chicago, IL
I'm the do-it-yourselfer from hell. I've rebuilt my motorcycle from scratch, fixed my cars, build furniture, fix things, break things, fix them again, etc. I've never been able to stomach paying some other guy $400 to do something I can do in a weekend with a $50 tool, a pack of cigarettes, a buddy and a case of beer.
I've been a shop rat since I was 12. Now I'm 27 and I do not see any signs of improvement. I took Industrial Tech in high school and that was that. I graduated the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May of 2005. I studied furniture, sculpture and metals fabrication. Since then I have been all over the place trying to nail down commissions, exhibit my art, and secure a suitable work shop and art studio. In the meantime taking care of all those other mindless tasks that force us to pretend to act like adults.
Right now I have a shop where I make custom furniture, fine art sculpture and functional art. I also do props and scenery work for movies and theater. In my free time I manage a small building on the north side of Chicago and occasionally work as a handyman.
This site is great. I can't believe I just found you guys last month. Kudos to all.
-- If I can't fix it, it wern't broke in the first place!
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This is a quick commission I landed last week. The gal asked me to finish it asap so she can open up her new store. Cabinetry is one of those wonderful things which is really easy to do when you’re properly setup, and make a lot of money doi...
Drove out to Geneva today to pick up an air filtration unit for the new workshop. The painters have been complaining about sawdust in their art (oops). The fellow I bought it from built it himself from scratch. Despite that, it is very well des...