We, the few of us left, were taught by the best doing a four year apprenticeship that included night school, two hours a night, two nights a week. From survey to turn key, we had to learn it all. Then the union sold us out to laid off Detroit Auto Workers in 1975. The apprenticeship program was transformed into how to apply sunscreen, how to go on strike, how many laborers do you need to carry a 2×4 and how to avoid blisters on your hands.
Everything you are about to see is “Easy” with the right stuff.
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A table just finished up with yellow pine, torched, painted, sanded, urethaned to look old, came out good.
Had some pieces of stump left over so I did a lil whittling on them to make some more stands assorted sizes.
Maybe can sell these, phone / notebook stands.
Rosette Blocks minus the Roses? It works.
This job was fun, don’t know where all that asbestos siding disappeared to?
Spent about a year on this house
Little cypress work here.
How to build a chair, cut wood, glue nail,
Couple entertainment centers
Above are drawpulls I whittled for kids room above them, a solid Maple Vanity for Master Bath.
Jo-Go’s Pub in Jupiter, built Cypress soffit above bar and the entire bar. See “Jo-Go” incorporated into the Cypress top left photo.
130 foot long radius counter at Grand Island Tropical Gym in Stuart. Designed daily with owner, top is inlaid with thousands of Bamboo pieces, lower is Oak cabinets and doors I built to follow the radius.
A Bamboo cabinet for the Boss at the gym
Another BamBoo counter top at the Gym, $400.00 per sheet.
Above left, private bar and hiden gun vault for one lawyer in Stuart, above right a kitchen nook and kids bedroom furniture for another lawyer here.
Above left a local Historic Restoration, right a new house, built all the blocks, pegs, dental, crown and sun arches from Cypress.
Left is a back room, roof rafters and T&G Pine, everything else is Cypress. Right is private bar, radius, copper front, resign Cypress top.
This started out as a hog-pen around a hundred years ago, when I gutted it two partitions were actually horizontal fencing with teeth marks and all that were added to. Once I chased all the rats away was able to clean it up and make an office building from it, needed a porch so built one totally from old weathered lumber laying about the property.
Office behind that cabinet above
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A while back I gathered up all my Bosch Tools and took a pic, then Porter Cable tools. I posted the pic on each FaceBook page with “Whats an Ole Carpenter gotta do to get a T-Shirt”, got lots of likes. Bosch immediately thanked me and asked for my address, they sent some Hats and Shirts, pretty cool. Porter Cable wasn’t impressed I guess. You be the judge.