I am not very computer literate.
Bear with me, I hope I can get this to all work.
I got hurt some years ago, and lost enough ability to stop me from doing what I loved for a living. You see, I was always somewhat mechanically inclined. I started out working in various mechanical fields. I worked on transports, and cars and mining machinery. Growing up in Sudbury Ontario during the 70's and 80's I had to learn to fix just about anything as work was hard to come by and I could not buy new.
With a young family starting out, I moved to London Ontario to try my luck at the greener grass that is (was) the huge manufacturing sector. I worked various jobs mostly in the automotive parts manufacturing and was working in a fairly highly skilled position setting up, maintaining, and running equipment that made bearings. Then one day my knee did not like moving a heavy bin of product and let go. Complications with a DVT delayed surgery and I came out of the operating room in worse shape than I went in. I now live with pain every day, and phlebitus from the DVT makes wearing a compression stocking to keep the blood flowing necessary.
But I lost more than my ability to walk normal and do the things that years of experience had made me pretty good at. I kind of lost myself. My whole identity up to that point was that I fixed things. I could make them run well, and make them look good doing it too. I loved making things run. I liked to tinker and experiment and I was in a pretty good place to do it too.
Then I lost it.
That is the sad part of the story.
Turn the page.
I am someone else now. Not sure who but I am experimenting. I can't find a job at what I am good at, because I can't physically do it any more. I don't have very many other skills. But, I have lots of interests.
Woodworking has always been on my list of things I liked. Tinkering too as I alluded to earlier. Fate and time have come together to allow me the opportunity to build a small shop. I am going to experiment and try to learn some new skills. This spring will be the ground breaking and I hope to get lots of pictures of the build, maybe video too if I can find a camera. I hope to put it together and join a growing community of internet woodworkers/makers that have inspired me.
I have a few things that I have made while getting on this path. Until the shop build starts I will post some of my projects that I have already completed or are in progress.
For the first entry though, this is it. It was difficult getting things down and organizing my thoughts. I hope I get better at this.
oh, a logo I came up with a few years ago.
More later, thanks for stopping by.