Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: St. Francis, KS
Floundering, Mr. Boehme? Throw in the towel? Not a chance, Sir. I'm a self taught woodworker from the beginning, & proud to say so. I appreciate your response, & advice, but, I've read, and read some more, About tool usage & sharpening, tool handling, etc., and finally decided to give it a go about 6 months ago. To this point, I've had a fair amount of success with my creations, & have even managed to sell some of them. Not to bad for a fat old retired truck driver, I'd say, wouldn't you? As far as watching the videos, when I started learning woodworking 14 years ago, I was still trucking. Out Anywhere from 3 - 6 weeks out at a time. I'd go to the library when I was home, check me out two or three books at a time, and read them. Didn't know anything about watching videos. I managed to finally get through enough books, I decided I was ready to start acquiring wood tools. I learned from what I'd read, trial & error, doing more & more projects. And making numerous mistakes, but I never quit. I decided I was going to learn to do something with old age besides die. I've just kept reading, learning, asking dumb questions, acquiring tools, and most importantly, kept woodworking. I'm no stranger to woodworking, Sir, & have no intentions of giving it up. I don't mean to be a pessimist, but, I have full intentions of learning all I can to my satisfaction. Again, my sincere appreciation for answering my questions, & advice. Enjoy the day.
Last edited by sawdust703; 09-21-2015 at 05:12 AM.