Give up Wood working?
  Re: RE: Give up Wood working? by JimReed@Tallahassee (Life changes can be ...)
(04-12-2018, 10:18 PM)JimReed@Tallahassee Wrote: Life changes can be challenging. I grew up using my dad's workshop and have had a few of my own. Sometimes I worked on a porch or in a closet. Heck, I repaired and refinished a piece of furniture while I was living in a DORM. Even now, my workshop is changing as I get older. Instead of just giving up, perhaps now is the time to resize your shop so it better fits your current needs. One of the nicest shops I ever had was in a downstairs 10x12 dining room. I rolled back the carpet, tacked some paneling over the large doorway opening and just set up shop. When I moved out of that house, I spent less than a day returning the room to its former purpose and the carpet guys had the carpet tacked back into place in less than an hour.

Some people turn a bedroom into a home office. And that same bedroom would make a dandy workshop instead. HVAC is in place and there should be a bathroom really close.

I think anyone who is clever enough to solve woodworking challenges is also clever enough to solve a workspace challenge. Ingenuity, compromise and planning will bring you to a solution. Good luck making future shavings.

What he said.
  Re: RE: Give up Wood working? by mvflaim ([quote='JimReed@Tall...)
(04-13-2018, 10:33 PM)mvflaim Wrote: What he said.

I have been folllowing every ones comments and ideas on this thread and when I have time this week end I will respond more to your helpful thoughts.  I appreciate every comment and thanks for replying
  Re: Give up Wood working? by captjack (Getting ready to ret...)
Just take up doing relief carving in the living room and you'll soon have her go-ahead to keep woodworking in a garage shop Winkgrin  Slap
Put up a relatively cheap car port or pole barn for the car(s)
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  Re: Give up Wood working? by captjack (Getting ready to ret...)
Captjack, I've been wood workin' 25+ plus years. I'm self taught. Bought my tools one at a time. Read more books than I care to discuss about wood workin', scroll sawin', finishin', wood, tools, etc. 

I was in the trucking business all my life. It was all I knew. Grew up in it, lived it, breathed it, ate it, & thought it. Up until 2009. My health pulled the rug out from under me & I was forced to retire. I was 46. I'd had 30 years in the pilot seat. But my health was in bad enough shape I couldn't do anything else. We'd already started investing in some wood tools, & had them in our basement in my corner of the house.

I've been off the road 6 years now, & my neighbor was kind enough to rent us their retired beauty shop when I couldn't handle the stairs to shop 3 years ago. I've got 400 sq. ft. of work space. In that work space, I've got every tool we own including 3 scroll saws, 2 lathes, a ts, ras, planer, & all my other toys. 

The reason I made this post is to encourage you to keep on keepin' on! Us ol' wood workers are a diein' breed, my friend!!! 

I'm just recoupin' from 2 heart attacks & a lung embolism in december. I'm finally gettin' back in the shop a few hours a day. I'm 52, captjack, & my wood workin' & scroll sawin' is all I have left to keep me out of the sanitarium! And that was my brides' idea, believe or not!(the wood workin', not the sanitarium.) Keep doin' what makes you happy, Sir! You lose your happiness & spirit, you won't last long. Good luck, Sir!
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  Re: RE: Give up Wood working? by captjack ([quote='bandsaw' pid...)
(04-12-2018, 01:11 AM)captjack Wrote: Love my job also, but certain health issues are getting  the way

Please do not give up, we hall have disabilities and some better or worse then others.  Me the VA told me to get a hobby and so glad I chose woodworking.  It has given me new meaning to life and making things for others and make them happy to.

If you are so bad then become a teacher to help others but never give it all up.
It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

Hi, I'm Arlin's proud wife! His brain trma & meds-give memory probs and has pain from injuries, but all is well materially & financially.  
  Re: Give up Wood working? by captjack (Getting ready to ret...)

Whatever you decide to do, I wish you all the best!!!

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