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post #1 of 6 Old 01-24-2018, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings from England

Hi Guys and Gals I am from Lancashire England I am 51 and semi retired but working harder than ever. I used to work as a Heavy Goods Vehicle mechanic and driver but gave up full time work to look after my disabled Mother. I work 5 mornings a week as a Taxi driver and look after Mum in the afternoons and weekends.

I have always been handy, able to fix things and build a good solid shelf that only needed 3 coats of paint to hide the joints and filler but recently I have begun to scratch the itch I always got when I saw a good wood joint. Over the years I have aquired a good set of chisels some of them handed down from my Grandfather which are over a hundred years old but can still take and keep a razors edge. I am now starting to aquire power tools and jigs to help me cut out some of the boring planing, jointing and sawing but I really enjoy the feel of a Chisel slicing through wood.

My aim over the next year is to increase my skills so that I can at least have a go at all parts of the cabinet makers trade and maybe if I live to be 150 master the trade.
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Welcome to the forum. Does one every master any trade? To me, it is a lifetime of learning. I had to take care of my mother for three years. Fortunately, I was retired so time was not a factor. Good to help pay back the time our mothers spent raising us.
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Welcome to the forum. It's always nice to have international members possibly with different materials, tools, and methods.
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Welcome to the forum, it is good to be able to take care of your mom, mine has been gone for about 25 years, still miss both of my parents
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Thanks for the welcome guys. Its fascinating to learn the different terms used on the left hand side of the Atlantic,
Dado???? why was everyone talking about the bit of a wall between the Dado Rail and the Skirting Board???? Oh they mean a Housing.
Rabbet???? fluffy animal with big teeth and ears eats carrots???? Oh they mean a Rebate.
Wrench no problem got that one its a Spanner.
Onlay???? google google google Oh an Applique.

Its no bother to look after Mum after all she put up with me when I was a teenager when I would have punched myself in the face for being a dickhead (translation = jerk).
Actually thinking on I would have taken a 2 x 4 to myself when I was 15.
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Hello @AltcarBob--welcome and I have to say that Paul Sellers is one of my woodworking heroes. He's got a lot of instructional videos on YouTube. You ought to check it out.
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