I just finished signing in ( I’ve been lurking for about a month) and I thought it would be a good idea to say hello. I’m John Abraham, and I’ve been a professional carpenter/ painter/ plasterer/ concrete mason since leaving the USAF in 1982. After seeing some of the projects on here, I find I have wasted these last 20+ years. Not really, but my chapeau is definately doffed to quite a few of you jocks!
I currently run my own business remodelling homes or whatever other projects anyone is willing to pay me for. Although I have been banging nails for quite a while, I really hadn’t done any personal projects until 2000 (the year) or so. It is a good thing I live in sunny Florida, or I probably would not have started yet. For some reason or other, I haven’t had a space big enough to have a shop until now. That’s right, shade tree carpentry! It does take some of the fun out of it when you have to grab your project and put it in the dining room when the clouds start forming (garage converted to family room), not to mention covering up your tools or putting them in the van. Now, however, I’m renting an 11×30 unit with a 10 foot ceiling. I will be writing about that later, as I’m still working on it and will need some help with layout, dust collection, new tools, etc., etc.
I look forward to conversing with y’all, and though our names are diferent I would not be here today without the guy I like to call Uncle Norm. With all the people I’ve worked for and with over the years, he is the one that has taught me the most. So you can call me a southern yankee, or Norm’s nephew, I will try to live up to that honor.
-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew