Anyone who read my intro will know, I know basically nothing about fine woodworking. Transferable skills I have is the ability to work a saw, a driver, a nail gun, and lift heavy things. What started with an 8 minute video on YouTube and was fueled by having just binge watched Parks and Rec (Ron Swanson anyone?) not 3 weeks prior, has culminated in a regular obsession with woodworking. I had a mild interest in it after watching Parks and Rec as well as Rick Offerman’s stand-up comedy, and then watched an 8 minute video on YouTube simply because I had nothing better to do on my lunch break. Mitch Peacock’s “Get Into Woodworking” series episode 1 was the first video I watched, and I was hooked. I don’t think I got any work done the rest of that day, actually, I know I didn’t. I watched 6 episodes of what I can describe as some of the most informative (if a bit dry) videos I had watched to that point.
So I had all this enthusiasm backed up by hours and hours of videos watched. Well, at the time I was about to be extremely busy for several straight weeks and wouldn’t have access to my garage or the internet. So my enthusiasm went on hold, only to be reignited by talking to people about woodworking for nearly three straight weeks while I had limited access. It was great, I didn’t really retain much information unfortunately, but it was still a great time none-the-less.
Then finally, I decided. It was time to get into the books and carve out some funds to make this obsession a reality. So here we are. A real novice getting a real fresh start at the world of woodworking. These blogs will likely get very little attention, and I’m completely okay with that. If I can help encourage at least one video lurker to edge themselves out into the real world of woodworking I will consider them a success.
Step 1 coming very very soon.
-- Of the three rules of combat medicine, the third is the most important.