Considering how frequently a google result brings me to Lumberjocks over the last few years, it is a small wonder I have not joined before this. I have never been keen on the whole post your life story thing, and I enjoyed facebook for all of two weeks, long enough to get addicted to, and then burnt out on, Farmville.
This evolution series of blog posts is essentially me showing my misguided woodworking attempts over the last 10 years or so. I knew everything and the answer to all my problems was always getting a new tool. I have gotten dumber since then. I do not know as much as I used to know. I am doing more research and trying to catch up to genius of my youth. That is where Lumberjocks came in. After the Evolution series I will be switching to current projects, primary of which is finishing my garage into a functional workshop. Right now I am using my garage projects as a guinea pig for testing out woodworking techniques.
A recent, long overdue change in jobs allowed me more free time to spend with my family, and my boys (10 and 5 years old) have shown a strong interest in working with wood next to me. I have learned how much I enjoy it, and this most certainly will make a wonderful hobby for when I retire. I watch my father, who has worked hard all his life, and never taken the time take up any sort of hobby, and feel genuine concern for his frame of mind as he tries to figure out how to spend his free time.
So now, my free time is shared between my family, my home, my cub scout den, and woodworking. I look forward to feedback from all the folks more seasoned than myself on here as I post my projects, because dangit, I got a lotta relearning to do!
-- Henryk, South Carolina