HI EVERYONE! Like many, I came here for a resource of knowledge, inspiration, and entertainment. I have always enjoyed doing home projects, more specifically working with wood. If the project name is tiling, I despise you. Growing up it started with bird houses, pinewood derby, and shop class. Now an adult with young children, my time is their time and projects revolve around them or the house. I started with a simple bed and shelves and onto a 12’ tabletop. I now want to get ...
Call me Dreek (a nickname given to me by my late brother; a name which I have not heard spoken aloud in probably 15 or 20 years.) I’m a semi-old guy who’s just getting started in woodworking. After playing around with some brain-dead simple power-tool projects that served a purpose (moldings, a shop-built air cleaner) I’ve decided that hand work will be my thing. This is a hobby, there is no hurry, I don’t like loud machines or dust, and I especially don’t l...
I have posted 8 videos on YouTube thus far and have never introduced myself. I enjoy watching other woodworkers introduction and shop tour videos, so I thought I might as well do one and get it over with. I give a few facts about myself in my home page here on Lumberjocks, but I go into a little more depth in the video. Watch the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZIV_OyTaCo
Howdy all, I just wanted to reintroduce myself here, I joined LJ many years ago and sadly didn’t do anything but lurk. I’m really putting forth an effort to get more involved with the community and share as much as I can from my shop. A couple years ago, I decided that I wasn’t satisfied in my career and began my new occupation as a custom furniture/gift builder. Although that change occurred a couple years ago, I’m still trying to figure out how I want this to wo...
Hi, I’m a self taught furniture maker and general woodworker living in the UK. I have a great passion for wood in all its forms, and working with wood helps me de-stress. My website (WOmadeOD Blog) was my first attempt at sharing my passion with others, however I never seemed to find enough enthusiasm to keep it updated to begin with. Recently though, I have branched into video, and this seems to come more naturally, and provide more feedback. My YouTube site (WOmadeOD YouTube)...
It all began in the beginning where most things begin; maybe everything does but I like to leave room for error since I am very prone to those. In the beginning were those men in my life who were for all practical purposes expert craftsmen whether it be wood working, machining or mechanics. As I grew up amidst these time honored tradesmen I developed an acute sense of disdain for those things which required forethought, patience and hard work to achieve. Growing up on a tobacco farm where the...
I must confess up front that I’m a great procrastinator! I start things and take months and even years to finish them, if I ever do. I have great PLANS for projects that sit on the shelf for a long time. Lately, however, I’ve made some progress in this woodworking hobby I’ve gotten into and I take delight in seeing something I’ve completed. If you ask my wife, she’ll confirm that I will frequently walk out into my workshop during commercial breaks of TV sho...
The fasten seat-belts sign is on, please remain in your seats and buckle in…. Because I frankly have no idea where this is about to go. First, thanks to all for the warm welcomes to LumberJocks. As of this writing I am a 36 year old, 13 year married, father of a 2 (Boy 4 and Girl 2) working professional. I have been around wood working tools for as long as I can remember. In life I see myself as a curious tinkerer. This often time makes me feel like I lack focus, but I know that i...
Hello Fellow Woodworkers! Please allow me to introduce myself! My name is Lee and I am a woodworker. It has been three years since I first felt the obsession take hold and it gets stronger every day. The force is so strong in this one that I am now one year into a two year long woodworking course in Malmö, Sweden. The blog idea originally started out as somewhere for me to showcase my school projects. Wait, hang on! It’s actually a result of my school deciding to have an exhibiti...
I want to introduce my self to the LJ community. I have worked with wood as a pastime most of my life. In fact in the ‘80s I built a 23’ sailboat out of wood. However after that I only dabbled in wood working, mainly doing fix ups, repairs and small additions to the house. In December of last year, my wife came up with an idea to add some shelves to concrete columns in our back porch. This turned out to be a bigger project then either of os imagined. However the end result was ...
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