I have a career decision to make and I'm wondering if any of you have done something similar.
I am currently working as a manufacturing engineer making good money for my age and have what my friends and family consider a "good job". But I am not feeling very fulfilled with the work as of late and I have a potential opportunity to work in a custom furniture shop instead.
The whole reason I became an engineer started from a love for woodworking and building things. My current job is shifting into more and more office work such as creating work instructions, data collection and analysis etc. and less hands on work that I really enjoy. I know I will not make nearly the amount of money in the future if I make this career change, but I'd rather enjoy my work days to the fullest than make a lot of money.
So I am asking you, r/woodworking, have any of you switched from a career in engineering to full time woodworking? Was it a good decision or a regretful one?
Edit: Thank you everyone for the great replies. I've gained a new appreciation and perspective for my current situation. I went through 4 years of school in engineering and only just started my career 2 years ago for christ's sake. I am going to continue on this path and keep woodworking as a relaxing hobby, that could maybe one day become a small business of my own.
Much love, I look forward to seeing all of your creations in the sub.
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I bought a used Pro 2 a few months ago (love it to death) and just recently one key is now sitting a little bit higher than the rest of the keybed. It is still fully functional, it's just an eye-sore.
I have a careful hand so I opened up the synth and took a look. It seems like the spring could be wound too tight and is pulling the key higher than it should be, but it was fine just a week ago so that wouldn't make much sense. I am not sure so I wanted to see if anyone here has had a similar issue and knows how to fix it.
I didn't want mess with it too much before asking for advise. I can take some photos when I get home from work tonight if anyone thinks they can help me out.