I am at a stand still with woodworking, my goal a few years ago was to start buying just the basic tools, machines. To make even simple items to sell, to help me wife, who most weeks works 8-16 hours over time every 2 weeks to make ends meet.
My health and lower back problems prevent me from putting in even a full 8 hour shift, have tried returning to work 6 times in the past 5-6 years with no success.
So l thought woodworking l can do from home when pain gets bad in lower back or my heart starts to race and not sure if heart attack is coming l could go rest laydown till back or chest pains go away.
But seems like l may not be cut for woodworking either maybe another failure.
My wife bought me a biscuit jointer, l can figure it out to getting setting right, l have tried mastering dado blades with router these and simple things a beginner should kniow but l don’t.
I really wish there were classes l could take in my area or could work with a woodworker a few days a week, to learn what l need to know to be able to reach above goals.
I in a way wish l hadn’t of started this so afraid of yet another failure for my wife to see.
Yet she is the most understanding person l know lucky to have her.
I know she would not consider me a failure, but l would, l have often wondered the past few weeks if other woodworkers have gone threw this l dought as every project l have seen on here looks so awesome.
I have not given up yet on the goal of making a bit of money even if enough to buy food to help my wife.
Wasn’t for her and her job she has had nearly 11 years, we would have sunken by now because my tiny monthly disability pension of $ 691.00 would not get us far.
If anyone reads this from my area of Trenton, Brighton, ( Quinte West ) Ontario, Canada if you know a woodworker who could teach me by working with him/her free labour sure would be great or where l could take woodworking classes not to expensive to teach me joining wood together, Dado’s, biscuit jointer use, router knowledge
I don’t understand l mastered the drywall taping trade in like 5-6 weeks did my first job learned trowel myself, my father inlaw retired after drywall business 45 years self employed he was amazed he said normally min of 6 months what l learned in 5-6 weeks then why can’t l learn these above woodworking basic’s?
I really don’t know don’t get it.