Hello everyone. I went to a local cabinet shop in city. They moved to our area 3 years ago. I had a very good visit with the owner of the shop. He was about 45’sh years old. As we talked I mentioned I have worked at this profession for many years…..I have no journeyman papers ! He looked back at me open eyed “Neither do I or my partner.”They both ran a framing business in large city and got tired of all the hassles of getting bigger. They were not journeyman carpenters ! He explained that those papers are not quite what people make them out to be. He said he really tries to give the college students a chance, hires them on regular basis.
A LOT of them are NOT WORKING OUT WELL. He blames the college system !
I told him some kids “Have the talent” some do not !
(Don’t get me wrong, I have watched young framers, they are GOOD)
As I walked away he asked me to bring a resume to him, he wants experienced people part time !
(I blogged about a job 2 months ago with furniture shop that restores old furniture. It sounded promising, said he would phone. I have talked to him in person and ya de – ya de -ya he will call. 2 months later ….................NO CALL YET)
Today I went to my shop and started experimenting !
At one time I could take a stick and cut it in half just by “eyeballing”
I then hand planed a 45 degree angle onto a short piece of crown moulding “eyeballing only”
Last one was cut a notch 1” from end of stick by “Eyeballing”
The photo’s are results of what happened this morning.
The stick in half is out by 1/8”, the cut was not 90 degree…....
The 45 degree angle you can see daylight …..probably 44 degree
The 1” from end….missed by 1/16”........... (Damn OLD AGE…..eyesight must be going…..LOL)
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