Woodworker’s Guide

A Woodworker’s Guide, like my fascination with wood, is a project that has been in development and growing for several years.

I began woodworking as a youngster, in a time where most of my playthings were created on the fly – like making a wooden sword, a fort in the woods or a go-kart (the only Wii we had back then was the scream as we went flying down a winter hill on a old piece of plywood). I never thought at that time that this was woodworking but it was working with wood.

Over the years I have been involved with woodworking in an off and on love affair (yes, my wife knows about it!). Sometimes I wouldn’t build anything for months and then at times I wouldn’t stop to eat. For the past couple of years I have been out in the shop quite religiously.

Woodworking for me is an opportunity to take a break, to get away from the rigors of work and to unleash my limited creativity. It is also an opportunity to learn new skills and techniques in this age old craft. (as well as allow me to buy tools, tools, and more tools!)

I have an interest in all facets of woodworking, from woodturning to furniture making, from carving to homebuilding, and everything in between. In fact, I consider myself a wood magician – I can turn fine lumber into decorative firewood before your very eyes!

I’m a proud member of the Atlantic Woodworkers Association, the Nova Scotia Wildlife Carvers and Artists Association, the Atlantic Tool Collectors Association, the Nova Woodturners Guild and the American Association of Woodturners.

Lately I have had a desire to know more about woodworking, the whys and the hows. This has led me to doing a fair amount of research. In turn, I have accumulated a lot of informative, how-to articles, tool instruction, links to some great websites, etc. that I want to keep in an organized manner as well as share it with other interested woodworkers.

I also enjoy writing about my experiences, my projects, the trials and tribulations of working with wood, the cool tools, websites and videos I come across, tips, musings, reviews and more.

Hence, Woodworker’s Guide – my woodworking notebook.

So grab yourself a cuppa tea, settle back and enjoy the site!

Back to the shop…

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