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#1 posted 12-31-2008 11:58 PM

I know all to well what you are feeling. My situation is a bit different. I have owned and opporated a custom woodworking shop for the last 4 years. I have been doing what I love for a living. The economy has shut me down. I am considering bankruptcy, have lost my shop, and frankly, blame the profession all together. There are way to many people doing this trade these days, and if they aren’t being professional tradesman they are selling amatuer products out of their garages. It is still work that the “legal” shops are losing. Therefor “LIFE” has got me down to the point to where I look at woodworking as it should be, a hobby, and I realize now through experience that it is only a mediocre income, if not barely enough to keep our bills paid. If I didn’t have the project I’m working on for my girlfriend I wouldn’t go out there probably. And that is lazyness and depression. As soon as life gets back on track the tools will be there and things will be built.

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