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post #1 of 4 Old 02-11-2019, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Morning I am Frank Laursen

The owner and gopher of my new company Laursen Boatworks.
I was a master mechanic up until the 13 Dec specializing in boats worked on everything but on that day the shop I worked for caught fire and was leveled taking every mechanical tool I own with it with limited insurance got a little snippet but nothing to replace my 38 plus years collection of tools was left with a huge life decision start again or start something I truly enjoyed with a hobbyist set of tools so I picked the latter and found out very quickly that shop space is extremely rare here and very expensive so I have a very small work space 10 x 20 and a trailer housing all of my woodworking equipment like a mobile workshop and work area is the shop space I am a registered wooden boatbuilder and have alot experience with wood working and general specialized finishing
my first project is a wood stripped canoe and work from there will post pics as it goes along
I Look forward to learning from all of you and hopefully I can return the favor

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Morning I am Frank Laursen

The owner and gopher of my new company Laursen Boatworks.
I was a master mechanic up until the 13 Dec specializing in boats worked on everything but on that day the shop I worked for caught fire and was leveled taking every mechanical tool I own with it with limited insurance got a little snippet but nothing to replace my 38 plus years collection of tools was left with a huge life decision start again or start something I truly enjoyed with a hobbyist set of tools so I picked the latter and found out very quickly that shop space is extremely rare here and very expensive so I have a very small work space 10 x 20 and a trailer housing all of my woodworking equipment like a mobile workshop and work area is the shop space I am a registered wooden boatbuilder and have alot experience with wood working and general specialized finishing
my first project is a wood stripped canoe and work from there will post pics as it goes along
I Look forward to learning from all of you and hopefully I can return the favor

Capt Frank
That's a shame, in my day if you worked for a company, the company supplied the tools with the exception of a tape measure and pencil. Then when I was an employer I supplied tools for everyone that would use them. There were a few that insisted on using their own tools but they didn't have to. I still think that is the way it should be.
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In the automotive field it has become standard for the tech to supply his own tools after everything that has happened I have just taken it as a sign from somewhere that I am not suppose to do that anymore so now the boatworks
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That was a real bummer, sorry for your loss, that has got to be a really bad feeling. Over time you will get a new collection of tools back. In the meanwhile enjoy your new hobby. We are looking forward to seeing your projects.

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