Started building tree houses and club houses a about 7 years old . At Mineral Ridge High School I took shop class , mechanical drawing , welding and electrical classes . After graduation I started building cabinets and mirrors and what ever for people . The golden plan was to retire at 62 and open a woodworking shop . Well short of the long I became disabled when I was 55. So there went the dream . I still make things at a lot slower pace , but not for sale , just for my wife and family . Jean Ann and I have been married 28 years . She gets something from the shop every Christmas and her birthday . I can do about 3 hrs a day in my shop and then I'm done for the day because I have fibromyagia , COPD , sleeep apnea and diabetes . I am very thankful for the 3 hours that I have each day .