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!