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I am an amature woodworker with most experience doing utilitarian cabinetry. I was a member of the Carolina Mountain Woodturners, Ashville, NC. I also attended Brian Boggs' signature rocking chair course. This included steam bending and hand shaping of components using spoke shaves on shaving horse. Brian's beautifully designed spoke shaves are distributed thru Lie Neilson.
I have also done some timberframing.
Here is a head's up to all "gringo" expats: While we heard that all things are negotiable in Panama, we're not finding that to be the case in the car purchasing department.
We've been searching for a car for about 4 weeks. We find the "pre-owned" cars to be quite high priced, no matter whether "se vende by owner" or by dealer.
We also find an unwillingness to negotiate the price. One pretend owner, who we found out by accident is really a dealer, said he likes to…