Thanks for your kind words Steve. I left high school in December 1949 after spending most of the final year in the physics lab. learning electronics from a wonderful master who had been a RADAR in instructor in the RAF during the war. He found me a job as an improver radio and TV technician. As a 16 year old "know it all" technicians around me were as new to television as I was so, unlike me they were wary of this new technology and so left me more or less to it! The result was that I progressed very quickly and this was the beginning of a very successful 50 year career, at least half of it in business, starting TV and audio, then audio only followed by VCR's only up to retirement in 2000.
As for woodworking I started very young, buying my first hand plane at age 13 and I've never stopped, that is until health problems stopped me about three years ago. My first router was purchased in 1974, a rather crude B&D.
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. - Plautus
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