The last few years I spent in Broward County building a business with some folks, had a shop full of tools and supplies.
Things were looking up until the Mexican cartels started fueding between themselves leaving me out in left field three months behind shop rent. Almost lost everything I own, paid some shop rent and got out just in time leaving some behind.
Back in Palm City now after selling many tools and assorted items for survival, going job to job for peanuts. I stuffed the shed and back porch with what I have left starting over again.
I need work, look through my “Have Saw ~ Will Travel page here to see what I can do for you. Not easy at 61 looking for carpenter jobs, am hating this right about now. I’ll probably need help with gas and getting some of my tools from the pawn shop to start. Pay Pal works, firstname.lastname@example.org gets there.
I graduated High School 1970 and immediately joined the union as an apprentice carpenter. I completed four years of night school while working as an apprentice. They taught us everything from survey to turn key including Trim, electrical and Cabinetry. We had homework and weekly tests it was very difficult to complete, the apprenticeship program ended shortly after we finished.
WHY? Because 1975 was a large scale Detroit Auto Workers lay off, the SouthFlorida Carpenters Union couldn’t keep up with demands so they invited auto workers and sold them a Journeymans Carpenter Card for $350.00 each then told them to come to OUR class to “Freshen Up” a couple nights. Men from Michigan that never drove a nail or cut a board in their life were now Journeymen and expected us properly schooled and trained Apprentices to “Show Them The Ropes”. Union quality work sunk to an all time low and lost after that, it fizzled away here. Many from my class graduated and went on to build custom homes where we could use our talents as any one of us were able to get a set of plans, lay out a house with strings, stakes, sledgehammers, shovels and take it through completion.
What can I do? Carpentry, Paint, Mechanics, Stereo, Electric, Gun Smithing, Plumbing, basic computer skills to name a few. I can mentor Old School Carpenter skills to someone willing to learn. I can design furniture, work benches, safe rooms, bomb shelters, vaults, hidden rooms for storage of your valuables, sky’s the limit. Browse through my menu to see some of my ability’s.