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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-15-2019, 12:11 PM
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She did a great job. I miss my lathe, maybe I will have one again someday.
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A bit off topic but bear with me. Barry747, my father ran into the "hire a younger guy" in the appliance industry. Why hire a 50 yo engineer when a company can get a graduate engineer at less pay! They overlook the 20 years experience. It's a shame that the crafts are losing experienced persons who are getting up in years. And there are no school programs to fill positions for the future. One local county school has automotive classes and carpentry classes. The carpentry class builds an actual house on campus!
Back to electronics and related fields- I recall reading about a University of Texas student who made $1million from his dorm room, writing software. Why go to school?
Thanks for reading the thoughts of a 71 yo guy.
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Originally Posted by Barry747 View Post
Great project and well executed. Glad to see your daughter is interested in woodworking. One of the discussions that repeatedly comes up at the woodworking club I belong to is the declining number of the younger generations that are interested in woodworking or going into it as a vocation. Haven't come up with a solution yet but we do some outreach when we can.
Barry; our population here on the lower Sunshine Coast is around 30K. Two High schools within a 20 min. drive from each other, both with wood shops. There's an after-school woodworking thing happening (the name of the program escapes me at the moment) where older woodworkers come into the shops and mentor the kids that want to participate. I know that some of the members of the Woodworkers Guild have been very active and supportive.
I really hope the program catches on and prospers.
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