Volume one: What does retirement look like for my dad? It looks like his pre-retirement life, minus all the working for someone else stuff. He works for himself and pours it onto others at his own pace, and to his own liking. My dad has been a wood master for as long as I can remember, and I've only ever seen him improve over time. Not sure how that was possible since he's only ever exceed my expectations with his abilities.
Now that he has all the time in the world, he spends more of it in his increasingly dusty workshop. But this isn't the dust that collects on my tv stand, the dust that I never seem to find time to wipe down. This is the dust that smells like nature and makes you sense creativity the moment you see it. It's the dust that is proof that something magical happened.
I'm giving you the opportunity now to walk with the grain into my dad's world of wooden wonder...he should coin www.www.com. Jokes aside, this is pretty amazing stuff. Everything you see has been constructed by his hand, manually or with extreme mechanical precision. Some of the pieces even move and operate as they would in the 'real' world. It should also be noted that my brother created the plane motor and pilots via his 3D printer. Like father like son.
Retirement definitely looks good...
Never stop building, Dad. Keep creating! You continue to amaze me after all these years.
I love you and am proud of you.