I have been building furniture and small wood items for the home and office for many years. It all started when my son was about one year old and I wanted to get him a Deacon’s bench toy box for some of his toys. The quality of the toy boxes in the stores was not very good, to say the least. I didn’t have very many tools, but I managed to build him a Deacon’s bench toy box. Some friends came over to visit, and they were impressed at the quality and workmanship of the toy box, so they asked if I would build them one. Well, I did, and in the next few years I must have built over 100 toy boxes and a lot of other wood items. I put most of the money I made back into tools. I did all this while I worked at my regular job. Now I am retired and don’t have to work in my shop, but hardly a day goes by when I am not in the shop playing with my tools and building something.