Welcome to my woodworking blog.
My woodworking hobby has been on hold for 18 months or so while I (slowly) finish the other portion of my basement. I’m finally almost done and am hoping to get going with the wood working again in the Fall of 2011. I’ve got a whole stack of projects I’m itching to try.
I got the first tickling of the itch way back in 2002 when I was living in an apartment with a non-standard depth built-in closet. We couldn’t find anything practical for the bottom half drawer/rack wise (everything was about 1cm too deep to fit) so I tried my hand at custom building some drawers. I only had a power drill and a jig saw and zero skills or knowledge. I knocked up a functional (but not ugly) set of drawers out of standard cut pieces from store. Honestly, they were the kind of thing only a mother could love (and even she’d be lying) but they got us through.
Fast forward a few years to late 2005 when we were living in our new house with a big basement. I got a catalog mailer from Lowes about building a checker/chess board and the itch was back. I badgered everyone for hand-tools and gave it a shot (where I learned hand tools require some skill) and made a pretty ugly chess board. But I was on my way.
My initial posts will be about past projects, with limited progress photos since I didn’t think to take them at the time.