Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lancashire, England
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.
Measure twice, Cut once, Then force it to fit with a big hammer.