This site is about practical solutions to life’s problems using technology and woodworking.
Go Woodwork started as a personal blog in 2013 under my original website but in late 2015, I decided to re-brand myself to better focus on what the point of the site was, Woodworking (and DIY). Other items such as technology tutorials, open-source code, scripts/applications written by me, etc. will all remain at the old website.
With just a circular saw and a battery drill I started building my 2×4 workbenches and sold them locally on Craigslist for a tidy profit. Apparently a small economy like mine only needs so many workbenches thus I had to find other ventures. Other projects like Jay Bates’ 2×4 sitting benches and picnic tables are still a great item that I make occasionally when someone asks me by word of mouth.
A bunch of saw dust later and I have a shop in half of a two car garage with most tools needed to get the job done. I generally focus with pine/spruce (construction materials) and red oak (very plentiful in Appalachia) and maple/walnut (when I can get my hands on it).
While woodworking seems to be a dying craft due to the ability to more-cheaply import similar products from other countries, no factory can give you the same customer service or finishing touch that your locally woodworker can. Not now, not ever.
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