Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Portland, OR
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Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?
You bet. Got started as a kid fixing my bike, graduated to cars and motorcycles, built tons of model cars and planes, built and flew gas models, learned knots and splicing from my dad, learned how to take care of myself in the woods thru boy scouts and in the water thru the red cross. Learned morse code and how to use a map and compass in scouts, went thru aeronautics ground school and the US Power Squadrons class while in high school and then went to the CA Maritime Academy. Learned a lot about boats there. Went back to school and became a veterinary technician for several yrs, got certified as a Master Goat Farmer, managed a herd of up to 400 goats at Oregon's largest (at the time) grade A goat dairy. Installed car stereos, CB radios and got a Amateur Radio license. Went back to school and became a computer technician for a few years. Worked in a couple door shops along the way and picked up some woodworking skills, not to mention enough scrap wood to build a bunch of boats. Mucked my own stalls when I had horses too. There's always something I can't do myself, then I go looking for the more experienced person and become a more experienced person myself.