@ Paul G I have posted somewhere else on the FOG about meeting my best buddy's HS principal. As soon as I told him my name was (actually still is
) Tinker, he exclaimed, "Ay n' beggory, don't iver-r-r tell an Irrrishman yer name is Tinkerr." his answer to my question as to why, he went on, "becuz in Irland, a Tinker is nothin' but a bum." Oh well, what could I say? I liked the man immediately.
Real Estate Broker. Got into flipping houses in 09 and have used that as my excuse to buy all of my tools
Yea, I use my Festools to fix up rental property as well as my home, and of course to tinker. I'm not sure what that makes me.
Oh well, I am not only Tinker, but I also like to tinker. I was brought up on a farm and went to U-conn to study how to raise corn, cows and grass. I was doing great until i got to the Ag Ec course and decided the only way I was going to get a farm right away was to inherit. If inheritance was in the cards, I was way low on any one's totem pole. The only other option I could see was to marry into a farm. I was just too busy having a good time to succumb to that situation. Since i was working my way thru school in the building trades, i dropped out of college to pursue my bread and butter job hoping to reach a little higher a little quicker. spent two years resting with my Uncle Sam as a combat medic in the orient.
Came home and almost immediately started my own contracting biz, hoping to be doing carpentry but first job was building a set of stone steps and terrace. Before that was done, I was building a garage foundation. Before that was finished i had a couple of fireplaces to do, a stone terrace >>> for the next 30+ years, the only carpentry i got to do was building concrete forms and scaffolding. When I realized that when i tried to bend over, my chin was bumping my knee cap before i could even start to bend, I decided to get back into agriculture. I started a landscaping biz and am currently trying to phase out of that slowly. I no longer do any planting jobs or high pruning where I have to climb. Not even on ladders. I still do mowing from a sitting down position (a big "Z" turn rider that makes lots of noise)
I do several lawn feeding projects using only Organic methods (no chemicals). Currently, I am experimenting with trying to defeat an alien weed for which all information points to the fact "there ain't no bio control." On three of my lawns, i seem to be making headway. Three lawns, not so much. I have customers who are willing to let me try any method other than chemicals to determine a way. I have been doing a lot of research, but come to dead end every time with same answer: "There ain't no way!" In several instances, I have slowed the advance. I think there is a way.
I have lot's of time ahead of me. What the heck, I am only 39 and i don't plan to retire until I am 40. In the meantime, i am learning more and more about wood working on a little more complicated scale the concrete forms
Just nearing end of my first project using the Domono. am anxious to do more.