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Just thought I would start a discussion on woodworkers real jobs. It would be fun to no if there are lots of professional people using Kreg Jig along with people  like myself a retired  construction worker.

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Im near Fred meyer in Marysville so i guess we are pretty close


Jens Jensen said:
Hi John we might be neighbors, Im at Lake Goodwin

John Freeman said:
Hi I'm John From Washington State North of Seattle and I run industrial equipment mostly forklifts but other stuff as well. Just getting into Woodworking liked it in High School so many years ago and thought I would give it a go again besides tired of my cheaply made IKEA Furniture
I'm a draftsman/designer, warehouse/parts, IT/techie and dabled in accounting for an electrical contractor in central CA. I guess being a "jack of all trades, master of none" has kept me employed.
Industrial Sales rep for the bast 3 months.  Prior to that i was a communications consultant for a cable-co....in my free time i make hack-job furniture and if i'm lucky, a little whoopy.
I am a retired general contractor, I specialized in remodeling 75-100 year old commercial buiuldings and bringing them up to code. Started as a union carpenters apprentice 40 plus years ago in AZ. When it comes to construction I have done it all, from digging footings by hand to hand fitting built-up hardwood paneling. my current project is finishing our retirement home, Just have the cabinetry and flooring left to complete. My next project is to build and install about 200 bluebird houses on our property (need Im say my wife of 35 years loves bluebirds).
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Healthcare IT application specialist. Essentially I try to make computers and healthcare providers play nice together. I love working with my hands but this pays the bills so on free weekends I make sawdust.

 

Completed: Puzzle Bookcase from C&B, Coffee Tbl, WorkBench

 

Next: TV Stand, wife's crafting Tbl, bedend trunk...whatever else that catches my eye in a mag or at the store.

Thanks Jens,

 

This is really fun to read!

Sadly I don't see too many people my age (30 and under) who thinks this is fun anymore. I got my first taste of wood in Jr High and have wanted to do more ever since. Now that I've got a house and more importantly a garage nothing can stop me! MWUHAHAHA Garages aren't meant for cars anyway.

Jens Jensen said:

Thank you all for the replies.I am amazed at all different walks of life that loves woodwroking
currently i am a skilled mechanic/boiler operator at a hospital. i have been a carpenter for several years, worked at fenton art glass and lee middleton dolls. i got my bs from ohio university 1991 in industrial technology and two associates 1992 from hocking college in ceramics and materials engineering technologies. have been in shop classes since the seventh grade, about 30 years. i have also restored a 1948 willys cj2a. if you want to know more about me just ask.

Hello,

My name is Gisane i'm from Montreal, Québec,Canada.

I'm a technicienne in a  telecommunications company

I really enjoy working with Kreg product, it's easy to use.

I like to build a lot of thing and specially make it to measure so it can fit where i want it to.

Sorry for my english !

bye ..

 

I am retired but work two days per week.  I am the Director of Operations for a custom metal shop.

By day I am a non degreed Engineering Support Specialist who provides assistance to the design and maintenance engineers for high speed currency processing equipment.  I started working on computers/radars in 1972 when they were loaded with paper tape and punch cards and have continued to educate myself ever since. Anyone remember Sperry Univac??

 

I fell in love with woodworking in high school and haven't stopped since.  I feel extremely lucky that my wife loves the smell of fresh cut wood enough to give me a hug and kiss when I come in from the shop.

This is a great thread. By the way, I'm a professor and researcher at a State University in Baja (master degree in Economics), Mexico and a newbie in the carpenter profession (2 years now). This for me it's like a hobie and a stress relief activity and like somebody of you said before i love the smell of wood and my wife love the small projects that i'm starting to do! Great Community!
Glad you like the thread ,I had no idea it would be such a hit.I was floored when it reached 100 and now pushing up on 400  what can I say  but thanks for all interest

Luis Moreno said:
This is a great thread. By the way, I'm a professor and researcher at a State University in Baja (master degree in Economics), Mexico and a newbie in the carpenter profession (2 years now). This for me it's like a hobie and a stress relief activity and like somebody of you said before i love the smell of wood and my wife love the small projects that i'm starting to do! Great Community!

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