How I Began Woodworking

Back in spring of 2015 my wife and I pulled our kids out of public school and started homeschooling them. This meant that one of us had to quit our job, I was the natural choice because my wife has a higher earning potential than I do. Staying home teaching the kids and whatnot I found that I had a lot more time on my hands. I happened to see a few Jimmy Diresta videos on YouTube and they interested me greatly. I went out to the garage, determined to make a basic shelf as a gift to my sister for the upcoming Christmas. The only power tools I owned were a Skil circular saw, Skil jigsaw, and a Denali 18 volt hammer drill. I hit a few speedbumps, (those danged mitered corners) but the project got done and it wasn’t too shabby for someone with my lack of experience. The process of thinking through a project and then implementing my plans and solving unforeseen problems was something I enjoyed. I have considered myself a woodworker ever since.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope to see you around the site! Feel free to leave a comment telling me about what got you into woodworking.

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