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    Country of Residency
    SW Fla USA
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    County of Residency
    City of Residency
    Sarasota County
    Owner/Operator Towing Service
    John Street is a retired Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant, having served 27 years worldwide in the aircraft maintenance field of jet engines and fuel systems. His travels took him to such far-flung places as Australia, Italy, Iceland, Norway, the Philippines, and the Far East. He is currently owner/operator of an automotive towing and roadside assistance company in southwest Florida originally founded by his late business partner and best friend.

    John is an avid woodworker and has won several Florida State Fair awards for his work including a Best of Show in 2017 for his wooden music stand. As the designated handyman in his extended family, he has mastered a vast array of DIY skills. He likes to say he owes much of his talents to Bob Vila and Norm Abram as a Jack of All Trades, Master of a few.

    In addition to woodworking, John has a working knowledge in most of the building trades as well as a wide range of other areas such as computers, automotive matters, and life in general, often being self-taught either out of necessity or by a desire to learn something new. His sister dubbed him “Obi-John” many years ago in reference to his being able to use The Force to fix most anything. His favorite pastimes are “making sawdust” and going 18 holes on a golf course with his younger brother.

    As a member here at doityourself.com for over 20 years, and a Moderator for nearly as long, he likes to think he has gained as much knowledge and expertise as he has dispensed.
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    Measure it with a micrometer; cut it with an ax.


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  • Join Date: 02-26-01