Moved back to comunity where I was born. I counted over 15 old barns that are not being used. 5 of them on property that I once farmed. 2 weeks ago I approached the new landowner and asked if I could salvage these oldbarns and buildings. MOST comm...
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Completed Millwork and Cabinet making at college in Saskatchewan.
Worked for cabinet company after completing school.
Over the years I have taken collage courses in electrical, plumbing, welding and 2 years of "futures & hedging " Each instructor used to tell me, you don't know it all yet, just enough to be dangerous !
I do NOT have a journeyman certificate in anything !(Hindsight now says I should have) I will do anything now (within my limits) to help people further their education. Knowledge is a powerful tool in life.
Started my own remodelling business in my hometown. Specializing in kitchens and baths. Dust and my lungs made me change careers.
I have watched the technology change dramatically in my short lifetime. Wandering what I would have been able to accomplish if I had todays materials and tools 30 years ago ?
Two words that we were taught not to say or hear "Can't" and "Never".
Last 3 years have been terrible.
Moved back WEST to work at collage helping instuctors at a trade school. Welding,Electrical, Millwright. Moved back east to be with grandkids. All my tools stayed out west, no place here to put them. Today I wake up, go to work for minimum money, come home and sleep ! RETIREMENT ....BAH !
-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"
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|commented on||Bar Stool||05-13-2016 03:22 AM|
|commented on||I GOT A LATHE at the right price !||05-13-2016 03:19 AM|
|commented on||Re-claimed Items||05-07-2016 08:47 PM|
|added project||Re-claimed Items||05-06-2016 01:56 PM|
|commented on||Rustic reclaimed old growth dining table||05-06-2016 01:18 PM|
|commented on||Barnboards||04-29-2016 02:12 PM|
|commented on||Palette Topped Breakfast Nook Table & Bench||04-29-2016 02:06 PM|
|added blog entry||Barnboards||04-29-2016 02:57 AM|
|commented on||Farm Style Coffee and End Tables||04-29-2016 02:44 AM|
|commented on||More Shop Drawers||04-29-2016 02:41 AM|
|commented on||Cherry Dinning Table for Mom||04-27-2016 02:37 PM|
|commented on||Nothing But Pallets Dresser||04-27-2016 02:34 PM|
|commented on||King size canopy bed||04-27-2016 12:59 PM|
|commented on||Cherry Dinning Table for Mom||04-27-2016 12:54 PM|
|commented on||Table saw overhead dust collection for ~$40||04-27-2016 12:44 PM|
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Hello all.I have been given opportunity to redo a 1971 home.Kitchen cabinets are mahogany. Well built. 3/8 lip door design ?They have been oiled over the years. The peple living in the home are both in early 60’s. They want update but not sp...
Hello Everyone.The first picture is my original saw. I bought this new in 1975. Added stand, extension and router plate on left side.The router was added in 1977. The extension was first done with formica, after few years I built this ...
Been viewing videos on how to install kitchen cabinets.I am old school, When I started we built the bottom ones, then built the top ones in house. This is what we were taught at cabinet school.Few years later I built cabinets in my shop then took ...
BEFORE I am finally finished my shuffle board table. I was asked to re-finish a table that had been in the cool, damp basement for about 15 years. I thought, why not, I have re-finished dining room tables, furniture kitchen cabinets.THIS o...