Living in South Manchester now - but originally from more southerly waters. Have enjoyed working with tools & wood since I was about 3 years old, when I can remember my Grandfather (who was a cabinet maker)letting me use the end of his shed workbench to cut wood and hammer in nails. He died when I was about 8, but I still have a number of his old tools, and an apprentice piece he made. My late dad was very handy too and like many men of his generation (born in the late 20s) had to be - given the lack of resources after the war, and the cost of using tradesmen. I spent a lot of time working on the house when we bought it 12 years ago, but recently haven't had the time or the energy- due to a very busy job, which involves lots of travel away from home. Now making a conscious effort to get back into it - for the relaxation aspect if nothing else. Very interested in making guitars - and I'll be having a first go over this winter. If it ends up better than 'suitable for firewood', I'll be delighted. The first one is inevitably going to be a learning experience.
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