my name is Lukas and I am 36 years old. I live in Guthrie Oklahoma with my wife and my 2 year old son.
I moved to the US in 2005 from Germany where I grew up.
My first lessons in woodworking came from my dad when i was about 5 or 6 but I never made much out of it. I built a few shelves here and there but there were too many other things in the world that needed my attention.
Once my wife and I had bought a house 3 years ago I started getting interested in woodworking again but I never had the room to do anything bigger. Dragging the table saw on the porch with an extension cord was not really satisfying.
About a year ago my wife and I decided to start a business since we are a good team and like challenges. My wife likes to sew and I like to work with wood and we have a little boy so we started making toys. I got the garage as my shop (wohoo) and my son as the chief toy tester. We are hoping to officially be in business this summer but I don't expect it to be more than a side income for quite a few years.
So far I made a train, a truck and some cars, the usual suspects. My wife makes awesome plush animals. My son throws things and chews on them, I guess that's what his job description as a toy tester said
I work at a mid size company as R&D Manager and run their production and print shop. We are making signage systems for convenient stores so if anyone wants to open a thread for plastic joinery I'm in.
I'm looking forward to have some like-minded people to chat with and hope I can be a good addition to the forum.