(First few paragraphs are a short story of who I am and a little bit about me. Not interested totally understandable!! skip down to where it says BARTER
About a 7 or so months ago I came across a video on you tube not exactly sure which one it was but it was a Wood Working For Mere Mortals Video!!... After moving to his website and checking out 90% of his videos over a few days period, a ton of ideas, thinkin’s, plans, and related thoughts was running through my veins like the no other. I quickly decided that I was gonna try and start doing some small projects here in my basement of our townhouse the ol’ lady and me live in with our 2 yr old.
Starting out I already had a tool box on hand, lol… A 10 dollar stanley from like wally world or somewhere. Filled with some general home type tools. Screw drivers, hammer, pliers, etc… Quickly I started finding deals on a few power tools at the home improvement store and at some pawn shops. The first actual new purchase was a nice little Dewalt drill from lowes that I seen on there site for 120.00. Had some trouble at the store getting it for that price but after determination and a few quick lines. They set me up with the price I saw on there site It was a (18v Cordless drill driver 2 batt.) “DC970K-2” to be exact. At the time they were selling in store for I think 180 or something. Anyways I was in business my first actual real tool purchase, at least for me. Between my Pap and Dad they both have quite a bit of tools and have always done more of the “old car” thing. Which I never really hung around or listened to them when they would tell me to stick around and watch them. BIG MISTAKE NOW!!! realizing what could of been.
Undecided teenage mind mixed with the wrong friends led me down a path for the first part of my through and after high school days to a dead end, mixed several years of never seeing sober. This all ended in a lessons learned sort of story cut short by getting out of jail. Turning my life around I got a job and met a lady friend or 3 and kinda started from scratch.
Here I am 4 years later with a pretty good head on my shoulders for the most part trying to do the right thing. This is not a sob type story just a little information on myself and where im at now. That way whoever the interested people are in helping me out knows something about me and who I am.
The reason for writing up this blog is to try and catch someone interested in sharing tips I can use and also answering a few questions here and there I have about woodworking. Mostly consisting of probably general knowledge that I can’t seem to find the answers for online or through my folks. In returning the favor for help I have tons of newer and older woodworking books and magazines (Wood, Shopnotes, Woodsmith, Fine Woodworking, etc…) Some are complete back to very first issue. I can send through emails or some sort of way haven’t looked into yet any that may be of interest to someone. Trying to get better at what I wanna do as a hobby for now is trial and error for me and I think some answers would be helpful.
Thanks to everyone who read this and be sure to comment your opinion and also maybe if your just interested in a certain issue of something listed let me know I probably have it.