I am so thankful that I found LJ’s. I so appreciate everyone’s patience with my questions.
Woodworking has been an interesting and sometimes frustrating journey for me. And I am just at the beginning. For many years I tried to talk hubby into fixing stuff around the house that involved woodworking. I had embroidery, quilts, etc that needed framing and showcasing. He just never had a knack for it and he gave up pretty soon.
So, since I was a teacher with all that time on my hands, one summer I just went into the garage, actually to clean it up! And I was thinking that I needed some storage boxes at school but hadn’t been able to find what I wanted in stores. While cleaning I gathered together all of the tools that we had and my workshop was born.
We had a friend that was giving us 4×4 pieces of finished plywood. He worked somewhere that threw it away and we were covering the walls of our new garage with them. So it began.
I’m not really sure why I stuck with it because I really knew nothing and everything was a problem!! I had no one to ask the simple questions of. I don’t know any woodworkers. It started with plywood boxes with simple butted corners and I found that you can really make plywood look pretty good with careful sanding and staining.
But what I also learned was probably a lot of wrong stuff. I was always having to figure out how to do something without the knowledge or proper equipment. I was always just sure that there had to be an easier way!!! So when I retired I signed up for classes at the local tech school to learn the easier way. I also started “surfing” the net and found LJ’s.
So this blog is to tell you all how much I appreciate this community and the wonderful help and support that I have received. I have so much to learn and I have so many projects in my head that you have all shared here. You are all true inspirations!
-- curious woodworker