I Quit My Job To Be A Woodworker – This Is My Story
I Quit My Job To Be A Woodworker – This Is My Story
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It inspired me, just at the right moment! Thanks
Your integrity is impressive.
Its not how well we start the race that counts… its how we finish that is important. The Apostle psul said “ I have run a good race and fought a good fight”
More is “caught” than taught.
The best dad that you can be is to love your boys mother unconditionally and get time away with her without them.
Teach them tenderness and protection and let them see this. They wont learn it in the world.
I’m currently working at a job where I make 6 figures. I love woodworking so much, similar too you I started building stuff since I was really young. I have a whole shop setup in my garage, brand new JET jointer, and table saw… I just can’t bring myself to pull the trigger and do woodworking full time. I just wish I could tho
I know that feeling. Not making a difference. Worse, I wouldn’t be missed if I didn’t show up. Not because I don’t have social connections at work (I do), but because my job is only important to the people I serve and seen primarily as an unnecessary liability by the bean counters. It’s too bad that we’re automating everything, including woodworking. I’m not sure I want to live in a world devoid of craftsmanship. But unless we address the disparity in incomes in this country, the only people who will be able to afford the real, the good stuff, will be the rich. And there are only so many spots available as their craftsmen. And not enough money in it to build a life on. And I can’t build a Wal-Mart priced desk. It’s not sustainable. Offering rustic, solid wood desks to the Wal-Mart crowd is pointless. If they had more money for furniture, they wouldn’t be buying desks at Wal-Mart.
This video inspired my video. https://youtu.be/KBUaZcbtK7g I hope this enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it
That was therapy for me. Beautiful narrative.
Great story, audio was very low though. Follow your dreams!
I am on the wrong side of 40, left a corporate job in my home country in PNG….now living in Australia and keen to follow what I think I like a lot…woodworking. The irony is I grew up seeing all the rainforest being Chopped down and shipped offshore by illegal loggers. I hope that one day I can import quality hardwood from PNG and create things. I have no practical experience, just a woodworking certificate from the University of YouTube …..and If I do make it….it’s because of videos like yours. Thank you.
This was awesome 💙
When i see this kind of videos i get so inspired!! Then I go back to my miserable successless life.
One of the best videos on you tube. Camera work is insane. Really nice shop.
I wish I could do this. I am so unhappy in my current job. I love woodworking and have a strong passion for creating, but i don’t know where to start.
Incredible video and testimony
This guy is like the bob ross of cabinet making
Thank you for sharing. Very inspiring.
Love this video I’ve been doing woodcrafting for a year and some change and I want to leave a legacy for my family also. Very inspiring video thank you so much for sharing you are a hell of a man. God bless
Family is what it comes down to. Love the video
I have watched this more then once your an amazing human and your children and family are very blessed to have you thanks for sharing your a inspiration to many
Enjoyed your video and hearing your story. Had me thinking of my own life story… We don’t all learn early enough in our lives to cherish the moments with our children when they’re young. The thought that those who follow us around mimicking us and asking those seemingly simple questions are one day going to grow up and no longer be around to enjoy the times working on projects isn’t thought of as it seems so far off in the future – until its upon us. Going thru divorce and winding up a single father for my 3 children was difficult but more than worth the journey. I made some mistakes and was more caught up in making a living to provide that I missed out on a lot. I am now a full time woodworker as well. More by way of circumstance rather than choice, however, I do enjoy the time spent making sawdust. Its very relaxing and therapeutic to me.Thank you for sharing your story.
It’s that simple, just go to the Stodoys website and enter the world of woodworkers.
I have been in conflicts with my doubts and have been looking for a sign to tell me that my decisions in the near future is the right decision. See, my father in law recently passed from cancer. I was willed his pickup truck and the mass of woodworking tools he had acquired over the years. Years ago when I first married his daughter he offered me a partnership to begin a woodworking business. For reason of being young, dumb, lazy, and lacking confidence I simply ignored the offer. I wish I would have taken that offer more serious. I ignored the biggest opportunity to enjoy not only the knowledge he had, but spending precious time with him. He was my father in law, who was also my dad. I miss him terribly. A month before his passing he and I built a new front deck on my home. It would be the last woodworking experience we would share. As sad as that is, it was also the best woodworking experience we shared because he insisted on having a deep conversation with me. We spoke of those many years ago and were able to clear the air on why I ignored his offer. I will always remember what he said. "You’re still young and healthy. You have a 10 by 16 shed out back that’s plenty of space to start, you can still do it. I have faith in you like I did all those years ago. You can do anything you set your mind to. I’m getting too old to help but you’re more than welcome to my tools. I don’t need them anymore." He passed away a month later at the age of 58 at our local VA from cancer. Nobody knew he had Cancer. He was a proud Marine who hid it until the end. So here I am at the ripe age of 43 with an opportunity to do what I should have all of those years ago. I have all the tools and quite honestly the skills to be a successful woodworker with a successful business but I am scared to death of failing. I tell myself I cannot afford to fail my family, to fail myself. The VERY same lack of confidence from all of those years ago are back. Then I find this masterful piece of well presented inspiration! I am not going to share my personal beliefs on Religion on here but I do believe we can get signs to guide us in our lives, a little devine guidance. This is my hint to move forward with confidence knowing that I can do this. I can do this for me, my family, but most of all my father in law. I thank you for sharing this masterpiece with the world. Most of all I thank you for being an inspiration. Without people like you and your stories we wouldn’t have motivation. We wouldn’t have faith. thank you sir! Subscribed!!
Great story. I have 3 daughters (9,7,5) and this Spring my oldest and I built a small workbench for her to do crafts. It was my first woodworking attempt. We loved it and had so much fun doing it.
Like you said, there was no turning back. Since then I have taken over our single car garage into a full blown woodshop on wheels. My girls and I love being out there making stuff and spending time together. It’s been amazing. I appreciate your sharing your story. I found it inspiring and connected with it as a Dad. All the best to you and your family
45 seconds in… subscribed
At the end of the vid, did you make that playground yourself?
This is my first video of yours to watch. After seeing this, I want to shake your hand and thank you for being an inspiration to us all and such a great human being. I subscribed faster than I ever have.
Thank you for being a great role model to your boys. That’s one of the things not stressed in our society today. I work in a maximum security prison, and I hear inmates telling the same story over and over. They wish someone would’ve cared enough to be a positive role model to them. We need more men, dads, and examples like you. I’d say you have your priorities set correctly.
It’s been said, "At the end of this life, only three things will matter to you. Say what you will, but only three things… When you are about to leave this life only these 3 things will matter… Who I loved, who loved me, and what I did for Christ." I’d say that sums things up pretty well.
God bless ! I’m praying for you and those boys who are following in your steps. Keep up the good work.
Luv the video, hate the music.
Man, your shop looks just about like mine. I quit what I was doing last year, I’ve always been self employed, but wasn’t happy. I decided to remodel my son’s bathroom and got my hands on some reclaimed material…I realized how much I had missed woodworking and actually building and creating. I love working off of no prints, no design, except what’s inside my mind. Great video! I’m happy for you, man!
Such a good video, you’re an awesome dad. Those boys are lucky to have someone like you
So inspiring, my friend. Thank you and so many "others" who share these inspiring tales with the Public. Really puts a perspective on things!
*As an amateur with woodworker, I typically feel overpowered with the entire arrangement. Be that as it may, this arrangements drove me through with much clarity and effortlessness **woodplans.works** I now work like a genius. That is great!*
Love this! 👍
Give the place a lick of paint
This is exactly the story that I’m living out now. I’m a truck driver who grew up with a woodworking dad. I never knew my passion for the craft until this last year. I’ve been trucking for 15 years and I want to get out of the truck to work in my shop with my two boys the way I did with my dad when I was growing up. Thank you for telling your story
Good video. Your plane blades could be sharper though. Looks like you pushed too hard. Maybe lower the thickness removed each pass
Love your story. Thanks for sharing
Being a woodworker is very rewarding, turning a pile a boards into something beautiful. Doing woodworking as a profession can be tough but if your mind is made up I wish you the best and also for your family.
My adventure with woodworking started with Stodoys.
I think our monkey brains can’t really handle the indirectness of the modern world. Doing seemingly useless things to no real benefit and then getting a paycheck doesn’t really feel rewarding. Building something, crafting something and seeing it being born from lesser things I think does. It’s the same with farming, you more directly see your efforts mirrored. I’m a programmer, so there’s an element of craftsmanship in it, but I still dream of paths not taken.
I’m here because I dreaming to be woodworker
In my first work I always used Woodglut plans.
Thank you for this. Sincerely.
sorry but the audio quality is just too terrible. The fidelity of the voice is really low and there are super loud pops all the time.