|Forum topic by Holbs||posted 05-31-2013 02:17 AM||864 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-31-2013 02:17 AM
I just had my neighbor come over to see why there were bright lights and music (I think I had Journey – Open arms gently coming through the stereo) coming from my garage in the last 2 weeks. He commented on all the wood working machines, lighting, electrical, insulation, layout, shelving, painting, etc. And it occurred to me. 1 year ago, I was more focused on auto mechanics than doing anything with wood. I think I had my Bosch mitre and tablesaw, the rest was auto-mechanics tools (I still plan on fixing up my ‘88 VW Cabriolet). I remember looking at what it took to build a nice computer desk instead of buying a Ikea one, and that is what brought me to LumberJocks from Google searching. Then, I gravitated to looking at the “projects” and “blogs”. Such inspirational projects and forums posts, easy to hard questions and answers that amateurs like myself can understand, the beautiful artistic creations from mere hand tools from something simple like a pen or mallet, to the at-home utilitarian anybody can do projects like a lumber cart.
Today, I stepped outside of my garage and looked in and am proud with what I have accomplished in a year’s time with the machines I have purchased and wood shop that is to soon be. I just did not realize how far I have come til my neighbor said something :)
All because Google brought me to LumberJocks.
Without LJ community, I just might of been one of the fools who would of bought one of those Tim CD of 10,000 wood working projects and Harbor Freight quality tools while wondering why life sucked :)
-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"