Well, this was going to be my shop truck when I bought it about 8 or 9 years ago. It was a good solid, non-rusty truck and the plan was to do a quickie backyard paint job and just drive it.And then I got carried away. 351 W, C-6 automatic...
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Location: Mission BC Canada
After many years of amateurish efforts at everything from sheds to shelves,
at the age of 40 I decided to get serious about wodwork.
I joined an entry level college program in joinery and spent 8 wonderful months going to school full time and reading everything I could about wood on the side.
I graduated with an outstanding achievement award and found a job as an apprentice cabinet maker.
After 3 years of millwork and cabinets, mainly for schools, I got my journeyman joiner's ticket. And quit my job.
I had a small shop set up in a garage and went to work doing whatever custom wood work I could hustle up. During the following several years, between jobs, I made prototypes of all sorts of items, looking to find a product that I could make a reasonable profit at, as a wholesale item. Having checked things out, I had no desire to spend half my time schlepping stuff from one craft fair to another, I wanted to stay in the shop and produce.
I tried really hard to be a box maker. Made everything from blanket boxes with hand cut dovetails to elaborate multi drawered and doored jewelry boxes.
I couldn't come up with a design that I felt I could produce for a reasonable return.
Eventually I hit on the idea to make these flexible mosaic wall hangings.
I actually managed to keep the wolf from the door for several years making these but in early 2009 a series of unfortunate events caused my main venue to close it's doors.
Since then, altho I've branched out to several other galleries and craft stores, sales have been very slow.
-- Wes Giesbrecht http://www.wesgiesbrecht.com/index.htm
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