Originally Posted by melissab
I just read through the thread on your trailer restore. Where did you learn so many skills? Welding, framing, plumbing, electrical
, gas systems and more, I'm in Awe! We'd love to learn skills like that.
Thank you for the compliments. I've enjoyed working with my hands since childhood, finding my Dad's hammer and nails and banging together bird feeders and such. Loved doing crafts and art, too, and still do. BA in Fine Art. Took woodworking and welding at community college, read about electrical
, plumbing and gas work from books. Being a real do-it-yourselfer, I've picked up home maintenance skills over the years. I enjoy the challenge of repairing, though it can get frustrating at times. So now I'm 60 and have enough confidence to tackle most things, unless they are beyond my strength capabilities. Too bad alot of these skills have been associated with men only; women have been missing out on the sense of accomplishment.