Working At Woodworking
Helping You Share Your Skills


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.

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I am NOT a lawyer. I am NOT an accountant. I am just a guy who, over the years, has accumulated some knowledge about operating a modest woodworking business that I am willing to share with you. PLEASE take what I say as suggestions and DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH. Consult with your attorney, tax advisor and accountant before making major decisions. Working At Woodworking bears no responsibility for your decisions and actions. By visiting this site and listening to this podcast you consent to these terms.