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post #21 of 26 Old 12-18-2015, 07:46 PM
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I built cabinets to make a living in others shops and mine. I started building furniture on "my" time for fun. Then realized I could make a living at building furniture and it's now a job. Soooooo...... I just started last week building games tables for myself but I'm trying to get the company to start building them. I guess only time with tell it its personal fun or it becomes a job again.
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I enjoy the problem solving when I do something stupid, and cut something wrong.

For me, I like working with my hands, and have fixed things most of my life. I work with wood as therapy from life, and the feeling I get when something goes right and the project comes out like it was supposed to.

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Designing and building electronics stuff was my #1 hobby.

Then I went into business repairing consumer electronics. It became a job. Not fun any more.

So, I took up woodworking.
Same with me except it was auto mechanics, I loved working on cars and building engines, transmissions etc. Went into it full time, not long I hated it, so there went my hobby. I have found with wood working, there is no limit what a person can do, your imagination is the limits.

With mechanics you can only put something together one way to get it right, wood working is not that way, there are so many ways to arrive at the end of your project it is unreal, and you are the artist.

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Satisfaction in knowing I did it myself, THE RIGHT WAY. For me, it is a way to (in some instances save money - think renovations) and in other ways to decompress and express my artistic side as opposed to my statistical/spatial modeling side. It offers a nice break with tangible and observable results.
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Although my job is basically carpentry, I still enjoy nothing more than working in the shop at the house and designing, planning and building pieces for myself and for others. I only sale 3-5 pieces a year and honestly will never be able to make a living solely doing custom work but I take a lot of pride in the process and end result.
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Stress relief. 'Nuff said....

Turning good wood into designer firewood on a daily basis.....

I never plan my days. "Premeditated" is a word Lawyers love to toss around in courtrooms.
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