Many people have hobbies, like fishing or hunting, that they'd like to do all of the time. For one local woodworker, he made this dream a reality.
In this week's Lifestyles Report, Beartooth NBC's Jill Jagelski sat down with the craftsman to find out how he made is favorite pass time a successful business. Tim Carney says he has always had a passion for wood, ever since he was a little boy.
Carney says, "Well, basically I like wood. I really do love wood. I just love working with it."
After being laid off during the recession in the 80’s, Carney says he decided to turn his passion into a full time job. Carney is now the proud owner of Timothy's Fine Woodworking. While in his shop, he spends his time creating what he calls art. He says he enjoys listening to music, and even likes the company of others.
Carney says, "Sometimes I like to work alone, but sometimes I like to have people or a person around, working with me, that very helpful at times too."
Carney's work mostly consists of furniture, ranging from rocking chairs to bed sets. While he creates these pieces, he says he often times finds himself lost in the project.
Carney says, "Sometimes when I am in the middle of a project like a really beautiful set of furniture or whatever, I kind of get in the groove, you just work on it and it kind of grabs you for that period of time."
Carney also admits, like any job, there are some things he doesn't really enjoy.
Carney says, "But there are very dull moments of sanding and sanding and more sanding and prepping for finishing and finishing."
When it's all said and done, he says his final pieces make it all worth it.
Beartooth NBC’s Jill Jagelski says, "Once he finishes a project, Carney says it's gratifying, but he says sometimes the best part is just kicking back, relaxing and enjoying the final product.”
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Story by Jill Jagelski, Beartooth NBC.
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