As a trained welder, electrician, machinist, toolmaker, carpenter, plumber, and amateur mason I have managed to remain employed and somewhat supported my wife and son. My current status is Master Bodger at Old Sneelock's Workshop where with the finest in old, new, recycled, and purchased material I maintain our household in a style to which we become accustomed to.
Old tools of every type and purpose have been an interest ever since my father gave me my first brace and bit. His purpose was to let me drill holes in the ground with the safer unpowered drill rather than trying to sneak off with his power drill, but it started there and just kept going.
These days I spend more time restoring chisels, drill bits, planes and saws than anything else. If's a good feeling to bring a tool back to useful condition and I learn new ways to do things with every project.