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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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3rd Generation Professional Firefighter & aspiring carpenter. Hence the Kreg! Checking in from Zachary, LA.
I did small engine repair and worked in a auto repair garage thru high school, went to work for the local radio station as a DJ and repair person in 1985, owned a arcade with video games and pool tables for a few years also. then got into the packaged ice biz for about 5 years, sold that and went to work for a appliance co as a service person then moved into HVAC work 15 years till knee problems stopped me. ended up on disability and finaly went back to work for the radio station, I DJ every sat morning, and do service on the equipment and computer automation system. Just got done installing new automation computers, boy have things changed in radio since I started 25 years ago. setting up a shop to do woodworking in, want to build cabinets. been colecting tools the last few years for it. All this and I still find time for my other hobby - Ham Radio.

I am a 30+ year Toolmaker with a couple of years at full time tool design.

 

I am the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and lecturer at Explorations in Antiquity in LaGrange, GA. It's a museum of daily life in Biblical times founded by a world-renowned Biblical archaeologist.  Working here I learned that they used dovetail joints for stone joinery in the Temple Mount 2000 years ago.

My family and I live in the north San Francisco bay area and i work at San Francisco State University supervising the University Property Office were my team and I manage the university's fixed moveable assets and conduct auctions of assets that are no longer needed in addition to conducting physical inventory.

On top of that I speak at conferences such as Oracle Open World and the Higher Education Users Group and have been involved in implementing ERP systems since 1996.

 

My family and I live in the north San Francisco bay area and i work at San Francisco State University supervising the University Property Office were my team and I manage the university's fixed moveable assets and conduct auctions of assets that are no longer needed in addition to conducting physical inventory.

On top of that I speak at conferences such as Oracle Open World and the Higher Education Users Group and have been involved in implementing ERP systems since 1996.


I'm a corrections officer at the Utah State Prison coming up on 5 years on the job. I got into woodworking about a year ago and picked up the Kreg Jig earlier this year and I'm hooked.

Thanks Jody I started this just to see where it  would  end and had no idea it would be 1700 views in a yr or so

 

Great idea for a thread - thanks!

I'm a Boston-based freelance designer, mostly websites, graphics, logos etc. I worked at big agencies for many years, all the way to exec status...but I've got young kids now. So I decided to reprioritize a bit and go freelance back in March. So far so good!

I came to Boston in '89 to go to Berklee - I'm an active musician, partial to loud guitars and classic hard rock. You can see some of my noodling here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/jmcreative

Anyway, going freelance has opened up more time for family,guitars, and sawdust. I'm a beginning woodworker, but I hope to develop some valuable skills over time so I can spend less time in front of the computer and more time making stuff that lasts!

 

I enjoy guitar also but my style is Bluegrass. Have a couple acoustics one is a Peal and other is a 1959 Kay which has lots of songs under the frets. That one your playing is that a older Fender I think I saw one on a TV show that looked like it but I'm not sure.

Jeff Miller said:

Great idea for a thread - thanks!

I'm a Boston-based freelance designer, mostly websites, graphics, logos etc. I worked at big agencies for many years, all the way to exec status...but I've got young kids now. So I decided to reprioritize a bit and go freelance back in March. So far so good!

I came to Boston in '89 to go to Berklee - I'm an active musician, partial to loud guitars and classic hard rock. You can see some of my noodling here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/jmcreative

Anyway, going freelance has opened up more time for family,guitars, and sawdust. I'm a beginning woodworker, but I hope to develop some valuable skills over time so I can spend less time in front of the computer and more time making stuff that lasts!

 

 

 

Well Jens I guess I should reply.

 

I worked for Boeing for 20 odd years mainly managing Communications Sites, be it for the ADF (Australian Defence Forces)  on HF Radio.

The RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) Airborne radar system, or managing Test Sites for the construction of the New Submarines.

This was originally a Rockwell company but was sold off to Boeing.

An aircraft company involved in submarines I hear you say? well it was the communications side only.

I have always had an interest in woodworking, manly because you can pick up a piece of wood and turn it into some thing really nice.

 

I like working with timber some much actually worked at a mobile sawmill just to obtain timber.

Its still seasoning but will be useable by Christmas 2011.

 

I also use recycled timber, mainly hardwoods but its a test of your skills to produce furniture and the likes from somthing that started out as a freight pallet, not to mention the possibility of hitting foreign objects which require very close examination.

 

So whats my day time job well I am currently assisting a one man business building Cubby Houses, and he does a fantastic job. If you have moment check out Cullens Cubbies and Forts Bulimba Queensland Australia.

Otherwise its working in my shed for myself.

 

Regards

 

Robert Brennan

Sounds like u have a interesting past. Boeing is just in the next town down road from me.
Ill check out the site 4 sure mate. Is there a market for those tree  forts over there?

 

haha Robert Brennan said:

 

 

Well Jens I guess I should reply.

 

I worked for Boeing for 20 odd years mainly managing Communications Sites, be it for the ADF (Australian Defence Forces)  on HF Radio.

The RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) Airborne radar system, or managing Test Sites for the construction of the New Submarines.

This was originally a Rockwell company but was sold off to Boeing.

An aircraft company involved in submarines I hear you say? well it was the communications side only.

I have always had an interest in woodworking, manly because you can pick up a piece of wood and turn it into some thing really nice.

 

I like working with timber some much actually worked at a mobile sawmill just to obtain timber.

Its still seasoning but will be useable by Christmas 2011.

 

I also use recycled timber, mainly hardwoods but its a test of your skills to produce furniture and the likes from somthing that started out as a freight pallet, not to mention the possibility of hitting foreign objects which require very close examination.

 

So whats my day time job well I am currently assisting a one man business building Cubby Houses, and he does a fantastic job. If you have moment check out Cullens Cubbies and Forts Bulimba Queensland Australia.

Otherwise its working in my shed for myself.

 

Regards

 

Robert Brennan

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