theo wrote:Thanks Paul, You may have really helped him out when you hired him for awhile !!
Maybe, but he taught me a lot too.
Starting in his early teens and on his own initiative, he studied with a local black smith and set up his own forge. Even found a used forge for me.
He saved up money and got into a program of furniture making, using hand tools only and starting with downing the tree.
He's got college degrees in environmental science and electronics and computer programing.
And he's an excellent carpenter.
The kids done more at acquiring skills by age 25 then most skilled people do in a lifetime.
I think I'm the lucky one for knowing him.