Its been a week or so since I signed up for LJ. For most of that week I haven’t given LJ a lot of thought, as I’ve been busy in non-wood projects. So I guess with all good beginnings, this one should start out with a little foundation work.
In the experience category I have very little. As a child I was only ever exposed to woodworking on the rare occasion through shop class or BSA arts and crafts. As an adult I moved around a lot and have never, until recently, had a fixed location to coalesce project ideas and tinker around in.
All of that changed 18 months or so ago when my wife and I bought our first house, a nice old 1905 colonial. When we were evaluating the house one aspect that appealed to me was an existing small wood working setup in the basement. While I had never been a woodworker, I was an accomplished tinkerer with all kinds of unusual things for some Live Action Role Playing games I participate in. At last, I thought to myself, a place to truly set up shop and work on accumulating all the tools and knickknacks that go along with a permanent workshop.
Fast forward to today and I am slowly adding a lot of woodworking tools and delving deeper and deeper into interesting projects with wood to augment my crafting and construction projects. While I will never work only in wood I am glad to finally be exposed to this world of woodworking knowledge and possibilities.
from the Stoneroom