Remodelin' carpenter, - - woodworkin' wannabe . . . :thumbsup:
Once we open this site up and start advertising it to the members of contractortalk.com I bet you will see more pros over here than on other sites.On another BB that I am a member of I notice that most of the members do not do wood working for a living but a hobby. So just out of curiosity what do you do for a living?
Me, I'm a carpenter who does rustic home decor as can be seen at my humble website. I love furniture and cabinet building but only get to do it every once in a while.
That is so true.I used to make guitars until I discovered that people who play guitars don't have very much money.
Custom woodworker, cabinetmaker,trimmer; more often than not a starving wood artist :laughing: :yes: .
Hello Tom R.
My actual name is David. I've done a bit of everything in my life to make money. Worked on an asphalt crew, busted and hauled rock in the legendary summer of 1980 in Texas (of my own free will, I wasn't even in jail), built and maintained communications towers, cooked pizzas, flipped burgers, tinted windows for quite a while, owned a truck accessory store for a number of years, even did a three year stint in technical support most recently. Then, I got laid off (fired) and went to work in Dallas as a verrrry green trim carpenter. I worked over there in Big D, the land of the rude and impatient half-assed short-cutters, a couple of years then ended up working for a general contractor in Fort Worth. I'm more or less a remodeling carpenter, I do whatever is needed from demo to trim whether it is carpentry or not.
I have enjoyed working with wood for as long as I can remember, though I have not often been good at it. Looking back, I wonder why it took me so long to figure out what I should be doing for a living. I'm just glad I finally did.
Thank ya', Tom. I left out a ton of jobs I've done... (Electrician's helper, ironworker, sheet metal installer, etc..)Welcome, Dave, - - cool story, - - yeah, definitely lots of jumpin' around there . . . :thumbsup:
O.K., you topped me on the carrer path deal. :thumbsup:Here's a career story for you -- I started life as a banker, was a senior manager in one of the biggest in the U.S. for 7 years, then worked as a process & efficiency consultant in banking for 3 years. One day my boss said today was my last day, they didn't have enough work for their business. Hmmm...
So I started doing remodeling to pay the bills until I found another banking job. Then went to Charleston, S.C. to remodel my parents' neighbors' condo, and everyone loved it, so I moved down here.
Now I renovate condos and homes on Kiawah Island, S.C., and finally have a chance to do some woodworking for money. Mostly mantles, but maybe some furniture someday. But I do it mostly for fun, but it's also a nice showpiece if any of my customers want a piece built for a villa/home I'm renovating.