|Forum topic by benhasajeep||posted 2052 days ago||676 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
2052 days ago
Ben here. Been looking through woodworking sites and found a link to this one. Thought I would join in.
I do woodworking just for fun. Out of high school started out in the Carpenters Union apprentiship program. But after a couple years decided going to school was a better option. Went to school and after another couple years finally settled down to aviation. I currently work for a Charter airline flying DC-10’s and 757’s for military and passenger charters. For the last 5 years or so I have been working for them as a Quality Control Inspector. I travel constantly for work. Litterally been all the way around the world. Far north as Alaska, and down south to Fiji.
Recently moved to Maine, close to Bangor. House we bought included a 24’x140’ storage building (no typo). One end is a newer addition approx 24’x60’. I have made this my workshop. Still kinda in shock as my previous shop was 16’x25’. Most of my machinery woodworking wise are inexpensive imports / some Craftsman. Being mechanical I have spent time on them and they are in tune nicely. My hand power tools are a bit more mainstream, Milwaukee, Dewalt, Makita, no Festools though. To rich for my blood.
Have not done any larger projects since moving. House needs work to bring it inline with current economy conditions (oil heat, no insulation). So this past winter the oil man got all my money. Now that its warmer its time to bring the house into the 2000’s and get it sealed up. Going to take out the plaster walls and ceilings as I want to not only insulate, but bring the wiring up to national code. Can’t insulate over some of it due to fire danger. So might as well do both at same time.
And as for my Lumberjocks name. Yes I have a Jeep. Actually, I currently have 5 Jeeps. So thats another hobby that takes up time and money. Another hobby is photography, yup another expensive hobby. I used to fly small planes, again another expensive hobby. That one was the most wastefull so I have not flown personally in the last 7 years or so. Travel enough for work I don’t really feel like it anyway.
So I will be in and out as time permits. One luxury is when work is slow I can do all my planning and surfing for things I want to do when I go on days off and back home.
-- Ben, Living the good life in Maine now (almost, just need to retire in 2 decades time)