This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Woodworking
  • Starting a New Big Project – Be My Own Boss is My Goal

First a few words to myself 

After school I did an apprenticeship in the metal industry. 

My Parents told me : go there good money ! and i thought it would be nice 😉 but for me it was difficult .

I got nothing that i really really wanted to do or work until im old. Even the thinking about such a long time made me a little bit nervous , but i applied for a metal apprenticeship after school.

After 2 years  i was an graduadet machine worker in the  production .
 I realized soon that this isnt something i want to do longer than i  have to and so  after that i went straight into the next 2 years to make an upgrade to a Toolmechanic for Pressing Systems .

Repairing the big tools for our production or building new ones was a nice and diversified job so I thought this would be good for the next years .

With the   money  I earned i started travelling , every holiday in another beautiful country  so i saw a lot more than Vietnam and Cambodia – And  only these 2 countrys were really nice :and an amazing adventure 😉
 The beginning you can read in my blog right now the rest will come  step by step .
So In my holidays i wasnt at home , the rest of the year working in the company dont  gave me the feeling that i wanted.It was or is still good money , but most people know :
Money isnt everyything !
Its most time easier for someone to get through life with a lot of money , but sometimes the money comes and the good character of a person dissapears .
But this doesnt matter i want to tell you my story today 🙂


I  realized that the life could be more than working for a big company as a small number . I want to be happy with every minute in my day and i want to spent my time for the things i choose and not the things i could do after working for my company .

So i tried different things , looking for something that make me fun , something i want to do in my freetime because i like it .

It was a long way but   finally i found  something where i want to  ”invest ” my time  for myself with my own buisness in the future.

This is still at the beginning but i want to show you what i did until now :

Working with metal is a time suffering job and there isnt any life in it so i made a big step to the natural growing Wood .

I get help from a carpenter friend , he showed me such things like preparing the table for miling or some nice other tricks 😉

I bought diferent wood :

Some Padouk (at the left)  , a Redwood  piece and one out of walnut  :

They looked like this at the beginning  , 

Padouk is a really hard and nice looking piece

Redwoood
And the  nicer darker colour  loooks really nice

 

 

 

 

After buying my first projects i had to plane them . I cut them into two pieces , started planing them on the machine .
After that i had to glue them together( you can see this in the picture on top )  and  grinded them .
This is the result from the work i explained to you , im sorry if the  multiple words are not correct , english is not my motherlanguage but i do my best 😉

Padouk after sanding the surface 

Very nice piece  of walnut 

 

And the Redwood currently stored  in my living  room

So at this time i was sure that i found ”my” dream job  !

 

Now we come to the finishing of the surface on the top and the outside but this is partially still in progress  so just take a look 🙂

This is the part i really love because i can add my ideas and make it exactly like i want 😉 I know the skills to do that from metal , but wood  its such a nicer material to grind , sand or mill . Whatever 😉

Now we come to the finishing of the surface on the top and the outside but this is currently still in progress so just take a look
This is the part i really love because i can add my ideas and make it exactly like i want I know the skills to do that from metal , but wood its such a nicer material to grind , sand or mill . Whatever

So because it was hard to imagine how it looks on the big table board i tried it on a smaller piece and it would be a pleasure to hear your feedback to the colours . I like yellow-black but i think the blue is too much 😉
I really like the view over this honeycombs;)
These are the last two pictures and i wish you all the best !
Hopefully all of you found youre personal ”Woodworking” already !

10 votes, average: 4.80 out of 510 votes, average: 4.80 out of 510 votes, average: 4.80 out of 510 votes, average: 4.80 out of 510 votes, average: 4.80 out of 5 (10 votes, average: 4.80 out of 5)
You need to be a registered member to rate this.
(1631 total tokens earned)
Loading...

Responses

  1. Smitty

    Wood is Good! You have some nice wood working skills there, keep developing them! I had a salvage logging business and sawmill in Alaska, shipped boat lumber around the world. Some of it milled with a chainsaw mill. Built lots of wooden boats too. and houses, furniture and plenty of other stuff.
    Cheers!

    (1)