hey bencool thats beautiful work , if u lived near me (chicago) i'd commision you to do the same for me. I'm a retired fitter also , whats work and the union like there , if you were union or not , did it make a difference? Journeymen here now get $40.00 per on the check . Right now my stepson is very busy as a fitter. It's common to make 75k plus these days. Jack
When I left Chicago 20 years ago the fitters were at about $20. Things change. Altough real estate taxes were 3 times what they were here.
My taxes on my home 3400 sqft are $1250/yr. now.
I'm about to embark on construction of my second woodshop building. The first one is where my online handle came from. I had to let it go when I sold the house it was attached to last year. This one's gonna be bigger, now that I have more tools and wood.
Woodworking is a great hobby; it can sharpen both thinking and hands-on skills at the same time. And there's few things like the feeling when a project you labor over turns out well. Like your table. Nice work!