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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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I am a currently unemployed technology teacher and I feel your pain, but it always comes down to what the state and federal government thinks is rigth for the students to learn. This is a sore subject for me because it all started with No Child Left Behind. Now all the schools do is try to teach the students to take the mandated exams as best as they can or and to boot the teachers evaluations are also based on the test scores of the students. So if the students do bad then the teacher looks bad and then the school looks bad.

Edward (Eddy) Vercelli said:

Thank you Sue. I appreciate it.

 

Eddy

Sue Gililland said:

Thanks for your service, Eddy.  And, off subject or not, I agree with your thoughts on the demise of woodshops in schools.
We are in Maryville, Tn, about 15 minutes from the Smokey Mountains, it is beautiful here.
This is a view from just down the street where I live in Stanwood Wa
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Eddy, I couldn't agree with you more! (and thank you for my freedom!)

I own a small drafting business, 6 employees, and I also do some software/pc consulting in north east Ohio.  I went to the school of Hard Knox...seems everything I learned, I did it the hard way. Though I was offered the chance to go to college, I passed because school just wasn't my thing.  I had 2 years of shop classes in junior high...and then didn't have time because of all the college prep courses. But I never forgot the smell of saw dust or grinding steel. I needed to make a living and construction (carpentry) was going under in the early 80's so I opted for drafting which had broader disciplines.  

Twenty years ago I got laid off so I decided the next guy to lay me off was gonna be me! That's when I started my company. My Dad always said "I don't care what you do son....I don't care if you're a grave digger....just be the best damned grave digger you can be". Well Dad...I'm doin my best...and it's working.
Hello, Doug from Belton, SC work as an operations tech. at a chemical plant in Piedmont. Always loved working with wood. Just finsihed a ceder chest for my wife and now working on some cabinets for my shop. Pictures coming soon
Hi... Mike from New Freedom, PA. During the day I am an IT project manager.  Finally bought a house with a garage, so I am setting up a woodworking shop.

Hello, Jan Erik from Norway here. I work as a plumber, and have been for 13 years. 

Have always been eager to fix things, and have been woodworking for several years, but it's only the past three years I have been really interested. Still learning and very curious.

I thank you . guess a Dane and Norsk cant get along on here

Jan Erik Berg said:

Hello, Jan Erik from Norway here. I work as a plumber, and have been for 13 years. 

Have always been eager to fix things, and have been woodworking for several years, but it's only the past three years I have been really interested. Still learning and very curious.

Dont forget to send pictures of shop and new house

Mike Wynne said:
Hi... Mike from New Freedom, PA. During the day I am an IT project manager.  Finally bought a house with a garage, so I am setting up a woodworking shop.
I think we will be just fine :)

Jens Jensen said:
I thank you . guess a Dane and Norsk cant get along on here

Jan Erik Berg said:

Hello, Jan Erik from Norway here. I work as a plumber, and have been for 13 years. 

Have always been eager to fix things, and have been woodworking for several years, but it's only the past three years I have been really interested. Still learning and very curious.

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