About

Thanks for stopping by!

I’m really glad to have you here. Feel free to look around and enjoy learning about my most favorite activity…woodworking.

Why This Website

I started this with the website because I know a lot of people who were eager to learn woodworking. Despite the huge volume of information on the Internet, there didn’t seem to be any good information that would give a total beginner confidence in their ability to start woodworking.

There are a lot of websites and videos that have tons of information that is advertised as easy or for the beginner woodworker, but I found most of these did not start at the very foundational beginning. I wanted to give people the “tools” to confidently go out and start woodworking  projects and buying woodworking tools and equipment.

My history with woodworking…

I have been fascinated with wood for almost as long as I can remember, and certainly before I was old enough to handle tools. I was enamored by my own father’s ability to make or build anything that he wanted. As soon as I was old enough to pound a nail my dad gave me a hammer an old 4 x 4 scrap of lumber and a bucket of nails and allowed me to practice pounding nails to my little heart’s content. A lot of time and a lot of projects have come and gone, but my love for making things out of wood has never faltered.

Now it’s time for me to pass on some of the knowledge I have gained over the last 45 years. I think it will be very helpful for my readers because for most of that time I have never had a fancy woodshop or even a garage. Most of my projects have been constructed in the basement, or out on the driveway or at the kitchen table. I have also had to make do with the very few tools and had to think of creative ways to utilize the least amount of material to get the results I wanted because I have never had a lot of extra money to spend on creating the wooden furniture my family needed.

I will do my best to give you what I have found to be the best set of options for learning how to do woodworking.

Who this site is for…

I realize there are people in every station of life interested in getting into this wonderful hobby,..perhaps you are even thinking of making woodworking a profession. The articles I provide will give a bare-bones low budget method as well as recommendations for those who don’t have to be concerned about the budget. This website is for people who want to know how to get started woodworking properly and safely.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to comment or use our contact form and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Greg

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