Good evening to all. The cool weather that we experienced a few weeks ago has quickly disappeared and summer is back here in north Georgia with another week to 10 days of afternoons in the mid-90’s. The leaves are turning slightly but enough...
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Location: Hollonville, Georgia
Born and raised in Fairview, PA until the age of 12 when my parents moved all of us to Florida. Joined the USAF in '59 for a 4 year stint. Worked in construction for many years; worked in the land surveying business for a couple of years and this migrated into the area of photogrammetry where I drew topographic maps for the last 40 years. I went out on my own about 10 years ago and started a one-man business in photogrammetry that I've run from my house. Made a fairly decent living doing that until late 2007 when the housing market went belly-up thanks to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and corrupt politicians and presidents.
I don't see the construction industry getting back on its feet for another 4-5 years, if then, so I decided to get into wood working to fill in the gaps between the occasional mapping jobs that I do still get. I have a small trailer (8' x 28') with a room (12' x 28') built on the side of it behind the house and it seemed to be a good place for a small, compact work shop.
I don't have any real experience with wood working other than working as a carpenter building houses years ago although I have always had a desire to do this and have my own shop. I'm a quick learner, I take all advice that has merit with a good spirit and I look forward to learning everything that I can from all of you at lumberjocks.
-- When I works, I works hard. When I sits, I sits loose. And when I thinks I falls asleep.--
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