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My Story


I am an engineer by day and a woodworker by night... usually after the kids are in bed and before the neighbors call the cops. I started doing woodworking in middle school shop class and couldn't figure out why my projects at school looked so much better than the stuff I built at home with the skilsaw and jig saw. After convincing my dad to buy an old craftsman tablesaw from a friend, I figured out what my problem was… I needed more tools! It’s amazing how much straighter a tablesaw can cut than a freehand skilsaw!


When I finally got my own house, that tablesaw was the first thing I asked my dad for. I used that old tablesaw for years with a few aftermarket modifications.


For me, making stuff out of wood is one of the most satisfying hobbies there is. I love seeing the idea in my head slowly materialize. Wood also has so much natural beauty and personality. Every board is as different as every person; some are straight-grained and well-behaved and others are knotty, cranky, and cantankerous. ​But the fun part is giving them a second life as a piece of heirloom furniture or a toy that can be handed down to future generations. 

I consider myself a serious hobbyist and I hope you can learn something and get inspired from the projects and mistakes that I make. I enjoy sharing the skills I've learned and I love it when people start making stuff! I share videos and pictures of my projects as well as educational woodworking videos with the goal of getting you out in the shop making sawdust!

Now go build something!

Kelly Clarkson Show - The Evening Woodworker

Kelly Clarkson Show - The Evening Woodworker

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