Huff, I’m in Fuquay Varina, south of Raleigh. I work in Morrisville and sometimes home on the computer. I found a resource for lumber in Rolesville. His name is Jack. I want to do what you did and then I really want to leave behind a legacy, a legacy where my father had no concern. I am the 13th generation of William Richard Whitehurst who came to Virginia Beach in 1622. I have two sons that have done terrible in school, are lazy, and they don’t follow my lead. I don’t know why but I’m determined that I’m going to do what I love. I’ve been doing commissions for old school friends, but I didn’t price things right. If you have any marketing suggestions for picking up commissions, please by all means let me know. Right now I’m using sassafras at $2.50 bd-ft to build a toolbox for all my woodworking hand-tools. I want to bring in the commissions and then help a few local young folks find this joy too. For now I want to start small, but I am very familiar with the Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding and that’s my dream to leave behind for Woodworkers. I just don’t like that particle board stuff from Walmart. :-)

David L. Whitehurst