After working most of your life you really want to look forward to a rewarding and relaxing retirement free of the money concerns you dealt with during most of your working careet. For some, retirement is a scary thing but it does not have to mean it is the end of a meaningful and productive life. Whether or not you are looking forward to retirement it will come and is simply just another chapter in our lives. It is really what we choose to do with our retirement that makes the difference. This is a question most have a hard time finding an answer to. Some elect to take this time and follow their passions. To them it is the time they can try what they have always put off with little or no risk. For instance, take this gentleman. He was a programmer and analyst in the workplace. Once retired he put his talents to work doing something creative. His wife makes metal sculptures and metal art. To find a way to compliment his wife’s passion and skillset he found a way they could both share their time together and enjoy their golden years. You can read their story here.
For most people that are retired money is no longer coming in as during the income producing years. Being on a budget or a set income can make getting into a new hobby a little more cost prohibitive. Like the Lewis’s in this story they wanted a tube bender. Most hydraulic benders are out of the reach of people on fixed incomes. So our couple hit the web and did their due diligence and found the plans for a bender that uses the PRO-TOOLS MB-105 Die sets. After gathering the material, drilling some holes, welding, and finishing with paint , they had their bender. You can see the finished product here.
Now that the Lewis’s have their bender, they have the means to make the metal art that they both are enjoying and sharing in. It’s nice to see that the American Dream is alive and well!