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post #1 of 4 Old 09-30-2008, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Past custom furniture maker missing it!

Hello to all. I ran my own custom furniture business in CT for 10 years before moving down here to NC. I miss it so much. I have no shop at this point. Red
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Well hope that you get back in to wood. Even as a past time something that give so much more than it takes. You can keep up with some of these folks they have a lot of interest for anyone. welcome to the form.
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Welcome Red,
Sit back and start reading. There are a lot of good posts here that I find very interesting. Maybe we can help draw you back in.......
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Welcome aboard Red

I was in the same position. I had a custom woodwrking business also. we designed and built furniture - mostly contempory and we refinished antiques. I gave it up about 16 years ago, had all my stuff in storage and rarely used it. Hurricane katrina washed it away about 3 years ago.
I live on my boat in Houston area and was longing for a shop again. I rented a 12 X 36 mini-storage bay about 6 months ago or so. Started buying tools again and last month, I added to my shop by renting the adjoining 12 x 36 bay and sharing that bay with a friend.
This is now just a hobby for me but I have taken on a few small jobs.
Anyway, it can be done if you want to do it bad enough.
Walter Kronkite named his boat "The Office". I should have named mine "The Shop". That way if anyone asks where Tony is, my wife could say "he is at the shop".
Sailing and woodworking/woodturning are my favorite passtimes (this side of the law, LOL).

Again, Welcome

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