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- Joined Sep 12, 2009
Well i have to say, he is refining them very well. And 3rd gen. woodworker, very nice . And he at least had the knowledge from family to gather from, just knowing the tools ,how to use and the skills to cary on with them
Tried to get my son to work with me , not his thing, Too early to get up and carpentry is not always a clean job. At least thats what i think he thinks. But he does like to cook . At least he took that part of my life, lol
I see you listed Carpenter for yourself, David!!
My Dad came back from WW2, and instead of going back to Beth Steel, he got started in Carpentry, and was a Self-Employed Carpenter until he retired at 70 years old.
I worked for him on weekends & Summers, and went to Tech School for Cabinetmaking. Then I went to Bethlehem Steel for 20 years (With a 3 year Break in the Army & a Trip to Vietnam in there too), until my shop shut down. Then I started helping an old Buddy of mine in his Cabinet Shop for 10 years, until I started my own Cabinet Shop for another 10 years. I shut my shop down to help Bear Jr with his Tower Corp. I expected him to go into Woodworking, because he went to the same Tech School as I did, and was the first second generation student who went there. He received the #1 Cabinetmaking Award from the Tech School.
So after 20 years with his own Tower Business, now he gets back into Woodworking, but he doesn't have the pressure, because his Tower Biz carries him. Woodworking is a lot more Fun when you don't have to make a living doing it. Which brings us to where we are now.