Just as tools and ample time are essential to woodworking, it’s hard to make projects without lumber. The type of projects you do will determine the lumber you want/need. There are basically two camps here. Those that are looking for dimensional lumber and sheet goods, and those who are looking for raw materials. So let’s say you’re […]
This is an article my wife found that I had to share. To me, this is such a big part of our craft. The arts are a tremendously powerful section of society that has long been ignored. Many times, they are pushed to the side as less important and less critical than reading, writing, and […]
Am I the only one here, or do you ever feel like your creative mind is “trapped”? This shot of Michael Scott made me laugh out loud when writing this post because I imagine many of us can relate! Hi, my name’s Mike and I’ve been in a 9-5 since graduating college with all the hopes and dreams […]
My first ever woodturning workshop was with Cindy Drozda last weekend. The topic? Learning to turn a finial box. When Cindy came to demonstrate at the woodturners guild of NC, I was thrilled! During her demo two evenings before my class, she shared her process for turning a finial box. This was a great intro for […]
In many avenues of life, camaraderie bolsters the soul, hones skill, and enlivens new passion. To that end, lets talk (well I guess I’ll write and you read) about the new appreciation I’ve found for woodworking guilds.