Re introducing myself
Hi, I joined this forum some time ago thinking I was getting serious about woodworking. Life caught up and I just got to dabble a little. I bought some Craftsman powertools (mistake) and proceeded to get discouraged.
I still own that Craftsman stuff. I am now an apprentice for a older fellow (70's). He builds furniture parts and stuff like that. He has a molding machine, straight line saw, two sided planer, end tenders, and a big shaper. He puts out a lot of molding and hardwood flooring. I dont make any money working for him but I am learning a lot. He has made some money making opportunities available to me and I am using them. I am not doing to bad selling S4S oak. Fred, thats the woodworkers name, is renting his shop area in a very very old sawmill. Some of that sawmill equipment is over 100 years old. I plan on taking photos if some of yall are interested. Fred is not building furniture like I want to but I am learning tons. He also allows me to use his machinery to make my own stuff. He dont get into the shop until around 12. That gives me some freedom to build. Fred wants to build but got caught up doing the stuff he is doing and he aint doing bad at it. His equipment is Bridgewood. I just bought an 8 inch jointer off of him. How did I pay for you ask? Bagging shavings. Yep. He sells his shaving for $4 a bag. I get $1 to bag them. Easy peasy. I am in my 40's, so I really need to get busy.
Thanks for allowing the reintroduction.
New to woodworking. Knows nothing, wants to know everything.
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