So my journey into woodworking is going to start in february 2012, why February you ask? Well that’s when I take possession of my first home, but more importantly my first workshop. I took an interest into woodworking during some renovations I did on my mothers house. Not having much money to complete these renovations I had to get almost all of the work done myself. So off to home depot I went to purchase some tools and materials. I’ve always had a love for tools, being a mechanic that tends to happen, so needless to say I bought every tool I needed. No rentals or borrowing for this guy. Then the work started, I found myself scouring the Internet for almost every project I took on. I was quite pleased with all of the resources I found, during the search for home reno help I stumbled across several woodworking videos and sites. I noticed that the woodworkers were using most of the tools that I bought to complete my renovations, and I also noticed that they were making really awesome stuff out of wood! With the wheels already in motion on the house search I informed my girlfriend that a house without a workshop is unacceptable, she agreed… Anywho, after deciding I would take woodworking on as a hobby in our new house I figured Id better do some research….. It’s been about 6 months since that decision and I think it’s safe to say “Woodworking has taken over my life!” Well maybe thats a bit of a stretch, but all I do in my spare time is read fine woodworking and watch wood whisperer videos, I’ve learned more about wood in the past six months then I ever thought I could know, and the sad part is, I haven’t even started one project…... Not one glued joint, not one dado, not even a cutting board…..:) . So I really hope this current obsession pans out the way I want it to. I think the first step is getting into my house and getting a few tools set up and cutting some wood. I hope once I get some saw dust in the air and a few projects under belt I’ll be a good contributing member of LJ, I also plan on making a YouTube channel to help beginner woodworkers, I’ve found there’s not to much out there for real greenhorns. With that said, I take possession of my new workshop feb 16, I can’t wait to post my first project and about my shops growth, and mine as well!
-- Transformers, robots in disguise