I currently am a full-time wife/mom/remodler of our home/chauffeur/cook. God has blessed me with the best job in the world and it also allows me to take what used to be a woodworking hobby to a new level. I was a youth pastor and also owned a small-business marketing and ecommerce development company for 11 years. The majority of my creative outlet has been in programming for internet and companies such as Onkyo, WebTV... (remember them???) and developing Flash annimation and training modules. I may not remember punch cards but remember well the line by line DOS and monochromatic screens that we thought were so advanced!
I've been woodworking since I was a child and was only allowed to use chisels and a coping saw. Woodworking as an adult became a great stress reliever and way to create tangible things as opposed to the often intangible industry of the internet. After having my fill of the less tech savvy public, crashing servers and computers, and dealing with employee stress, I closed up shop and focused attention on my family, remodeling our house, and substituting high school. Then discovering the Kreg Jig took building to a new level and making me more productive! I can honestly say it rekindled my love of woodworking and I am incorporating it more and more into my "daytime job"!
Great thread Jens! Fun to read!
Great topic. Semi retired from selling hydraulics and looking for ways to fill the void. Started using Kreg tools to build lawn furniture and repairing a picnic table for the neighbour. Gorilla glue and pocket screws will fix any broken leg or table top. Now venturing into Muskoka/Androndack furniture inspired by a trip to the Museum in NY last Summer. My creative genes have lots of ideas, but the day-job keeps it to a minimum. This KREG community is the best.
Just a little gallows humor. Obviously it is a tragedy when any woodworker gets injured, but a professional pilot is especially vulnerable. There are a lot of injuries I could get that would cause me to lose my license (and my job along with it). Reminding myself of this before I hit a tool's 'on' switch help's me be careful and focused.
michael pope said:dumb hobby?
Joe Racz said:I am an Airline Pilot. Every time I flick the 'on' switch on a power tool I remind myself that this is a dumb hobby for an airline pilot. I do it anyway because I reall enjoy it.