I’m new to this.
I’ve been a web developer for almost 8 years now and doing it full-time for a living full time for about 6 years. In that time, I’ve built a lot of websites for a lot of (mostly) very friendly, intelligent, hard-working people.
I take the content and designs that other people have created and turn that into a living, breathing website for public consumption.
I enjoy it. This is by no means a declaration that I’m going to stop.
There is, however, one thing I generally do not do: create my own content and put it on the internet.
That’s where woodworking comes in.
In 2011, I bought a miter saw and used an old drill inherited from my grandpa to build some shelves for storage in our basement. I’ve always enjoyed building things (you know, like websites and stuff), but I’m not exactly a handyman. Between the ages of 0 and 27, I think the most sophisticated physical object I ever built was a log cabin out of lincoln logs.
Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed building the shelves. It was a complete departure from what I normally enjoy (computers, video games, other nerdish things).
Since then, I’ve gotten so far down the rabbit hole that I don’t think I’m going to find my way back out. I’ve acquired a litany of tools, a dust collection system, and a chainsaw. Good times.
Back to the present day.
I’ve never really done anything creative and put it out there for the masses (that’s you) to consume. Wooden Union is intended to be a place where, if nothing else, I publicly document my woodworking journey. My hope is that having my projects out there for the world to see will motivate me to continue to make time to get in my shop and to improve the quality of the projects I produce.
And hopefully you enjoy the videos along the way 🙂
Let’s see where this goes.