Monthly Book Giveaway - January 2023

Help, I'm sawing and can't stop.


Hey, I may be new here but I’ve been around a long time. I’ve been doing wood working for about 39 years. I build furniture, boats, birdhouses, tables, and anything else that catches my fancy. Love working with wood. My wife is always wanting me to “fix” her “antiques” that she buys. I also make knives, do woodcarving and paint and draw. Good thing I’m retired right?

Yes good thing, hard to do all that when you work a 9-5!!

Yes it is. My shop provides me a way to stay out of LOML’s hair, we both need a little space at times. That said, when I retired several of my colleagues said they didn’t want to retire because “I wouldn’t have anything to do” (!). For me, I don’t know how I had time to work…….

"I long for the day when coke was a cola and a joint was a bad place to be" Merle Haggartd

You have the same past times as me save fly fishing and grandkids. Welcome.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Retired but between hobbies wife-kids grandkids- I wonder how the hell I had time to work???

Doesn’t sound like it’s help you need, but a ‘Congrats’!

Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

Thanks for the replies. Thorreain, I am a partially disabled vet myself. I used to fly fish years ago with a Bamboo Fly rod that belonged to my grandfather. I also have 6 grandchildren who range in ages from 13 to 3 weeks.

Tony, you are correct. I remember working 8 -3:05, believe me, retirement is better.

Fred, I know what you mean. I can go to my workshop and stay out of my wife’s hair. And like you, I don’t know how I had time for working.

Mike, I understand. The days seem too short don’t they?

Smitty, thank you. I am blessed by having a few tools, a decent workshop and a family that uses the things I make.