FINALLY!!! after almost 2 years of struggle in the Philippines it has actually happened. The light at the end of the tunnel is not an oncoming train! I found a backer for my business plan and I now have a small furniture company of my own! Thats it behind the red door.
The tools are your basic stuff. Planner/thicknesser combo, bandsaw, drill press etc all of it generic chinese, actually very good generic chinese I must say, but thats what the setup budget allows for and it,s not like there,s a powermatic or grizzly dealer on every corner here so you use whats available on the market.
You have no idea how good this feels. When you look in the mirror everyday and see your cheekbones and ribs sticking out you know things are tight! I must say it always amused me to hear sob stories from people who couldn,t make the payments on their SUV,s when I was here selling my shirts just to buy rice so I could eat. But I,m so thin now none of my clothes fit anyway! Faith in Allah, patience and perserverance are the three things that got me through the tough times here and even when all I had was a cup of rice ( literally!) I never stopped believing that this day would come. Thanks to all LJ,s for the motivation I got everyday on this site, and a personel thanks to one jock in particular to whom I ve sent a thankyou pm.
Asallam o alikum.
-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand