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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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Hi my name is John Hoskison and I am from the UK. My day time job is basically project management based around service assurance within a large multinational IT company. I am into woodwork because of my wife. Every time she asked me to do a job around the house I told her I was a certain tool short – basically to get out of doing it - next thing she buys me the tool in question. I now have so many tools I feel honour bound to do something with them. So I have cleaned out the garage and set up a workshop. The UK is a bit of a desert woodworking especially for decent timber, you guys in US have it made from what I can see. Oh well who knows one day I will stop reading about it and do something useful – keep the threads going as I am starting to think I might be able to do some of these things myself.

Welcome Dave. Thank you for your service in our military. Congrats on retirement, and now, just enjoy yourself with your new hobby. Take your time, be careful

Dave Johnson said:

I'm Dave from Eastern Washington state. I'm medically retired after 20+ years in the Army, Active and Reserve. After being injured on my last deployment to Iraq I could no longer drive long haul truck with my wife, so I have become a stay at home husband while the wife works part time. I do a lot of scroll saw work, and have taken on some projects like building shadow boxes for the families of some of my Soldiers who have passed on.

I dabble in a lot of different woodworking and am learning as I go. I watch a lot of "how to" videos and then put them into practice in my shop.

I love the Kreg jigs that I have used and will eventually get more as money and time allow.

As for what goes on in the background of my shop, I listen to music ranging from Classic Rock, Country, Big Band, Classical, and books on tape.

 

I live outside Deer Park

Jens Jensen said:
Where on East side are you from

Dave Johnson said:

I'm Dave from Eastern Washington state. I'm medically retired after 20+ years in the Army, Active and Reserve. After being injured on my last deployment to Iraq I could no longer drive long haul truck with my wife, so I have become a stay at home husband while the wife works part time. I do a lot of scroll saw work, and have taken on some projects like building shadow boxes for the families of some of my Soldiers who have passed on.

I dabble in a lot of different woodworking and am learning as I go. I watch a lot of "how to" videos and then put them into practice in my shop.

I love the Kreg jigs that I have used and will eventually get more as money and time allow.

As for what goes on in the background of my shop, I listen to music ranging from Classic Rock, Country, Big Band, Classical, and books on tape.

 

As I am learning as I go, (on most of the tools and wood) I am usually very carefull. I have been working around machinery for over 30 years and still have all my finger tips so I must be doing something right.

RMK said:
Welcome Dave. Thank you for your service in our military. Congrats on retirement, and now, just enjoy yourself with your new hobby. Take your time, be careful

Dave Johnson said:

I'm Dave from Eastern Washington state. I'm medically retired after 20+ years in the Army, Active and Reserve. After being injured on my last deployment to Iraq I could no longer drive long haul truck with my wife, so I have become a stay at home husband while the wife works part time. I do a lot of scroll saw work, and have taken on some projects like building shadow boxes for the families of some of my Soldiers who have passed on.

I dabble in a lot of different woodworking and am learning as I go. I watch a lot of "how to" videos and then put them into practice in my shop.

I love the Kreg jigs that I have used and will eventually get more as money and time allow.

As for what goes on in the background of my shop, I listen to music ranging from Classic Rock, Country, Big Band, Classical, and books on tape.

 

Hey there everyone, my name is Leonard haag, by day or night or whenever they decide to call me, I am a locomotive engineer with the Union Pacific Railroad for 23 years now, I am somewhat of a newbie when it comes to quality woodworking, I've tried in the past with not much luck, I've always just tried to get by with whatever I had, but I'm trying to do it right the first time now, hope it works out better for me now then in the past
You will do great if you hang around this family. Welcome aboard !!!!!

leonard haag said:
Hey there everyone, my name is Leonard haag, by day or night or whenever they decide to call me, I am a locomotive engineer with the Union Pacific Railroad for 23 years now, I am somewhat of a newbie when it comes to quality woodworking, I've tried in the past with not much luck, I've always just tried to get by with whatever I had, but I'm trying to do it right the first time now, hope it works out better for me now then in the past
hi leonard. you'll find this site, and any other woodworking site very inspirational and addictive. this is a piece of advice that a great friend/brother gave me many years ago.... "it's just wood", in other words, if you make a mistake, "it's just wood", get another piece....  that's how we all learn.        in a perfect world, there wouldn't be any bo-bo's, but, we all know that is not the case.   have fun, keep makin dust

Jens Jensen said:
You will do great if you hang around this family. Welcome aboard !!!!!

leonard haag said:
Hey there everyone, my name is Leonard haag, by day or night or whenever they decide to call me, I am a locomotive engineer with the Union Pacific Railroad for 23 years now, I am somewhat of a newbie when it comes to quality woodworking, I've tried in the past with not much luck, I've always just tried to get by with whatever I had, but I'm trying to do it right the first time now, hope it works out better for me now then in the past

For 40 years I was a public works inspector and had to take medical retirment back in Dec. 2009.

 

My Father was a cabinet maker and furniture restorer. I think I disappointed him when I didn't move on up to journeyman from apprentice to go to work for the state highway dept as a inspector.

 

My last job as a apprentice cabinet maker was for a old man who owned a shop in No. Dallas off of Polk and Central back in the late 60"s. Still remeber the smells of the different woods  In Texas one way you moved up to journeyman back then was too build a tool chest for your tools you were expected to have.  When you applied for a job they always wanted to look at the tool chest and the tools in it. Itold them alot about the man and the work he produced.

 

 

I no of a cabinet shop here that requires to build a square box and beleave it or not they weed through quite a few people .Most are off a smidgin on diagonals

David Scott said:

For 40 years I was a public works inspector and had to take medical retirment back in Dec. 2009.

 

My Father was a cabinet maker and furniture restorer. I think I disappointed him when I didn't move on up to journeyman from apprentice to go to work for the state highway dept as a inspector.

 

My last job as a apprentice cabinet maker was for a old man who owned a shop in No. Dallas off of Polk and Central back in the late 60"s. Still remeber the smells of the different woods  In Texas one way you moved up to journeyman back then was too build a tool chest for your tools you were expected to have.  When you applied for a job they always wanted to look at the tool chest and the tools in it. Itold them alot about the man and the work he produced.

 

 

When my Dad died I could not bring myself to go into his shop for about 3 months. By the time I did many of my relatives had been there and had gutted his hand tools and his tool box was tore up from them popping the lock.

 

Never did say anything to my mother did want to upset her.

 

I still have the hand auger and yankee screwdriver he used along with a small thumb plane he used for touch up draw slides.

Sorry for your loss .Tools can be purchased and that the least of your memories, God bless
Sorry for your loss David. A similar thing happened to me. My Uncle Herman passed, (I was very close to him), and before I could get out there with my Aunt, the "vulchers" swooped in and got all of his stuff. I've still got the LP cabinet that he made for me, when I turned 18. A very nice Walnut, with 2 sliding doors, and complete with inlays around the top. I remember going out to his shop with him while he did his woodworking, and he gave me many tips, and actually schooled me when I built my first project. A stereo cabinet that sat on top of that LP cabinet he made. It came out pretty good. I only wish I would have stayed with woodworking since then, but, well, I didn't find time to "woodwork" back then. Unfortunately, death is also part of life, so, make every minute count. GOD bless you and your family

David Scott said:

When my Dad died I could not bring myself to go into his shop for about 3 months. By the time I did many of my relatives had been there and had gutted his hand tools and his tool box was tore up from them popping the lock.

 

Never did say anything to my mother did want to upset her.

 

I still have the hand auger and yankee screwdriver he used along with a small thumb plane he used for touch up draw slides.

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