Woodshop Mike is an information rich blog of all things woodworking with a vision to provide readers with an honest and transparent source for Shop Projects, Furniture, Home DIY, and Tool Reviews! It’s our hope that readers may gain from our experiences and be inspired by our energetic approach that’s safety driven, light-hearted, and succinct.
When he failed to make varsity soccer in high school, Mike instead turned his attention to woodworking and took on an apprenticeship with a local luthier for class credits. He learned the craft of building guitars by hand, gaining a deep appreciation for reading grain patterns, attention to detail, and the use of hand tools. He began building his own custom guitars, won a few awards along the way, and ignited a passion for building.
During his collegiate career, Mike continued his study of luthiery and branched off into different avenues of woodworking. In the woodshop there, he had almost unlimited access to machining and woodworking equipment. During these years, he began his exploration of woodturning along with building a few pieces of furniture.
Mike decided to start his own woodworking blog in 2013 as a way to give back to the woodworking community. Since then, he’s grown from a part-time blogger into a full-time content creator and fine custom woodworker. He thrives on designing and building new pieces, helping other woodworkers refine their craft, and being the main voice behind WoodshopMike.com.
If Mike’s not in the shop, you’ll find him either cranking out custom build plans for other woodworkers, editing videos for his latest builds, or cramming his face full of chips and salsa.
Kathleen has been helping behind the scenes for WoodshopMike.com since it’s debut, editing posts, snapping photographs, and staging pieces/rooms for photo shoots. An avid creator herself, she began making her own decor at a young age and day-dreaming about how to best arrange the furniture in her childhood bedroom. She also discovered a passion for thrifting, which has grown into an easy way to make their current fixer-upper look great on a tiny budget.
Kathleen helps create project ideas and designs alongside Mike, and even lends a hand with basic woodworking at times. She loves interior design, refinishing and designing furniture for their house, and dreaming up new projects to tackle together. All things considered, her truest passion is beating Mike in their newest YouTube series, Woodshop Mike’s Scrap Wood Challenges.
The ideas we share are our personal opinion and are meant to be used by persons with good common sense. We do not recommend using tools of any kind without prior training. We are also not responsible for your personal injuries sustained while using tools, only ours.
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