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Workshop by Milo posted 05-19-2009 10:10 PM 2042 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Gatlinburg, TN 37738
United States

Greetings All,

My workshop is developing in the Great Smokey Mountains, outside of Gatlinburg, TN. After we moved my wife seemed to think I needed space, so she declared the detached 2 car garage as mine and helped me to unpack the vast majority of boxes that were moved there.

You seen, I started woodworking as a hobby about 5 years ago, starting off with a used Shopsmith 500 that included a scroll saw, planer, and various sundry other parts. After a couple years of tool collecting and job that imploded on me (and this time it actually WASN’T my fault) I made the, in retrospect, insane decision to start my own business.

I was, and still am not, meant to be my own boss.

If you know anything about running your own business you know that the concept of doing something “for fun” flies out the window…

SO anyway, after several years of tool collecting and losing money, I hope to get back into woodworking for the fun of. If profit ever shows up, I’ll probably drop dead from shock.

I’ll add some pictures and tool descriptions later.


-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#1 posted 05-19-2009 10:14 PM

Hey Milo
You better watch out what you wish for because you might get it. It doesn’t always end up how you thought it would. I hope you get to make some fun stuff soon.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 05-20-2009 01:07 AM

Milo, I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 06-02-2009 11:43 AM

Milo, This is a dilemma for everybody. When I retired I thought I would like to make some money out of woodworking. Soon found out that it took the enjoyment out of it for me. I was forced to think about what would sell and not what I actually wanted to make. Since I gave up the idea of selling, I have really enjoyed woodworking a lot more.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 06-02-2009 12:22 PM

Milo, I am looking forward to seeing the pictures.

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