My name is Roger Kugler and I have been running a small, one-man shop that specializes in unique home improvement and woodworking projects and restoration of antique canoes. I grew up in the construction trades before spending eight years at sea with the US Navy, serving aboard a frigate and attack submarines. After 15 years working in the specialty outdoor gear retail industry (canoes, kayaks, backpacking, etc.), I left retail to be more involved in raising our two children and to satisfy a life-long dream of owning my own business.
Having spent 20 years in this trade I have seen many of the old-timers, my mentors, retire or die. I have a huge backlog and frankly, getting tired of turning down work. Worst--when a caller asks for a recommendation of someone else who could do the work.....I got nothing! The craftsmen I know are all in the same boat, too much work, not enough time.
Hence, Working At Woodworking. It is my hope that I might be able to encourage some enthusiasts to take up the trade. It would be wonderful to get some young people to take up the mantle. Perhaps a retired person would hang up a shingle and use their skills to help the community with furniture repair, cabinetry special projects.