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Hilltopper 01-06-2011 09:41 AM

Howdy from up on the hill!
 
Howdy folks,

A little background info; I'm 53, Grew up working for my father (general contractor/carpenter) until going out on my own @ age 23. I've specialized in trim carpentry and custom cabinet work since then. At one point, I had 16 people working for me, but decided a few years back, life needed to be less complicated. Now I have a total of 3 (counting myself) employees. I pick and choose what I do now rather than the old "anything for a buck" system that it took to keep a big crew busy.

5 years ago, my wife and I bought the house I grew up in, and have embarked upon the project of restoring it to a pristine condition. Anyone that's ever worked with a 150 year old home will tell you that can be a real chore.

My profession is also my hobby. I love working with wood. Hopefully, as we go along, I can post a few pictures of some of my projects. I look forward to asking and HOPEFULLY answering a few questions. My dad and my uncle served as my mentors when I was learning the trade. Without passing along our collective knowledge, how do we expect the next generation of craftsmen to learn? In a perfect world, I like to LEARN something new every day, and also, pass along something I know every day.

Good to be here!

Bill

CplDevilDog 01-06-2011 09:44 AM

Welcome from da' Burgh

Scuba_Dave 01-06-2011 09:56 AM

Welcome to the site
My last house was just under 100 years old when I bought it
Lots of fun


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