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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

How the Journey began

Hello Everyone,

My name is Adam and I am a NEW woodworker.  I recently found the passion for woodworking out of necessity.  The short story is my son needed a small bookshelf for his room.  The one my wife wanted was one of those kiddy canvas sling jobs....with shipping it was going to cost me $110!  It was a few sticks with canvas sewed on it for a $110...I could not justify that so while on a business trip, in a corporate office I saw a simple design for a on the wall book shelf.  I thought to myself "I could build that!" even though I have NEVER built anything from scratch before.  So I came home, bought a circular saw, some nails and a 2x4 foot piece of 3/4 inch plywood.  2 weeks later, a failed "test" piece (which just means I screwed up the first one I tried) and a lot of specific internet research I built 2 boxes with a missing top.




To be honest I am damn proud of those shelves and even though it should have taken me an afternoon I am happy with the results.  But now I am obsessed!  What did I do next?  Googled "working with wood"...I am almost ashamed to admit this but I was not even aware of the term "woodworking".  I am a New Yorker who sells software, has 2 young kids loves technology and video games.  Woodworking was a world I simply never crossed paths with.  So after a little searching...wow...I found this awesome world of woodworking and more importantly the woodworking community in general.  There are a group of people who are on the internet who are out there suppling FREE content to push us to learn, grow and inspire us make anything we want.

A FEW of my favorites are:

Jay Bates - jayscustomcreations.com
Steve Ramsey - woodworkingformeremortals.com
Izzy Swan - thinkwoodworks.net
Frank Howarth - frankmakes.com
David Picciuto - drunkenwoodworker.com
John Heisz - ibuildit.ca

And there are many, many more!

What do I hope to do with this blog?  Simply to share my journey into this excited, creative world.  The one thing that all these individuals have is experience and what I hope to bring to the table is sharing how my inexperience will grow as I learn from others and most importantly from doing.

I hope you jump on cause it's going to be a fun ride!

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  2. Awesome! I'm learning too, so it's great to see others in the same journey

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    1. Thanks! You got a good blog going and I am following you. Good luck!

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  3. Adam,
    Welcome to the online woodworking community. Looking forward to see what you do.

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    1. Thank you sir! Not sure how to address you is it Father, Friar Thomas, Mr. Bailey? I don't want to be disrespectful. :-)

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