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post #1 of 3 Old 10-24-2010, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Alaska...or Colorado...or North Carolina

Hello, my name is Scott Dillard and I have been a carpenter for about 12 years. I am from Alaska and spend my summers there, and in the winters I have been all over the place. 5 years ago I decided I wanted to be a woodworker so I've been learning everything I can from books, vidoes, practice, and people like yourself. I spent a few winters in North Carolina learning the ins and outs of Timber Framing, then I spent a long, difficult winter in Japan apprenticing with a Temple Carpenter. Last winter, and currently, I am in Carbondale Colorado. I have a very small shop where I build cabinets, timber frames, furniture, and coutnertops...although the work has been very hard to come by. I've learned a lot about woodworking over the years, but I have yet to figure out how to make a living doing it! I always have to go back to Alaska in the summers and swing a hammer to survive. My wife and I had a baby girl 2 months ago, so I better figure it out!

Thanks letting me be a part of this, I look forward to being an active member in this forum.
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Movin around all the time doesnt help. Lot's of people can do what you do and they can do it well. Learn how to network. Knowing how to do something is only about 1/2 the battle. The other half is knowing people that think you are the cat's pajamas and that know people that like pajamas on their cats.
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welcome to the forum. sounds like you already know more than some of us (me for example )

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