I have been working on this for some time and I am making many assumptions in trying to diagnose the situation. Much of what I have been looking at relates to having lived in the USA and the UK, but people following this particular blog do so for some very specific reasons and I think I pretty much know why, but I would like to hear from you. You see my answer goes to people in Taiwan and India, Israel, China, Nepal and Romania as well as Germany and Belgium, Holland and Australia. In fact we reach every country in the world and people all around the world really matter so what would a successful answer be for everyone?
Starting out in woodworking means different things to the different people on these continents. For some it means buying all of the machines you need right from the start, brand new ones so nothing goes wrong and you have the manuals with the machines just in case. For others it’s giving up your job and winging it by the seat of your pants to see how it pans out. Others want to make it with hand tools and methods only and others want a manufacturing plant asap. Guaranteed success means taking home a hundred grand in the first year for some and for others its getting to work from home and making something that sells enough to pay the bills. It’s here that I would love to hear from 20 people to let me have a paragraph or two, not too long, what you have now and what you would like to result from Starting Out. You can comment here or you can email me directly. You can be anonymous if preferred but what you hope for may reflect the hearts of other people so it will be important.
Please also understand I personally think these issues are more serious in our present age and I hope we can think seriously about people who want to change their lives.