I Enjoy Woodworking

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 109 People

    Newest Pen

    As the weather has turned cooler, I've started turning pens again. I did this particular one a couple of days ago - the body of the pen is made from a material called Tru-Stone, which is a heavy, crushed stone material to which resins and dyes are added.  The pen style I chose...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 5, 2012

    How Do I Get Started?

    I was trained as a machinist late in my career. I retired early. Metal-working tools are MASSIVELY expensive and have lotsa requirements. So I'd like to work some wood. I have the usual space available - one car space in my garage. I figure a router table, planes (hand or...
    jdedos jdedos
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2013

    Pens And Boxes

    I've done a few boxes here and there, nothing fancy by any means, but one for a cousin of mine who wanted a box to keep his genealogy records in, one I gave to Mom (and which she returned shortly before she passed away), another I gave to my sister a few years ago.  I have a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 22, 2012

    I've been building wooden outdoor furniture

    for about ten years. I've recently started building children's outdoor furniture. I have a four-year-old, so he tests everything out after completion. There is nothing I enjoy more than woodworking. During the cooler months, I love working in my shop after sunset. I'll turn on...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 21, 2015

    Woodworking 101

    I have been a woodworker for about 10 years now and it's pretty much narrowed itself down to boxes. I LOVE to build boxes. Jewelry boxes, jewelry chest, collector boxes or just a box to throw your car keys in at the end of a busy day. I recently moved and haven't set my shop...
    selznik selznik
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2008

    This is my first woodturning project,

    its about 11cm wide and is made of blackwood.
    THESWAT1213 THESWAT1213
    18-21, M
    Nov 17, 2015

    It Fascinates Me

    For years I have been fascinated by a particular type of wood, Brids eye maple, that I have not had the pleasure of working with yet. Indented across a wide area of the grain are these amazing little eyes that give it such a unique identity and luster. It is such a pristine...
    enjoythebeach enjoythebeach
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2011

    There's something about taking some quality wood

    and making something beautiful out of it. I will spend days on a project and if I'm not happy with it break it down and start all over again. When it's done it's got to be impressive.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 20, 2013

    Woodworking Is A Stress Killer

    I love working with my hands. Whether it be auto mechanics, woodcarving, carpentry, or construction, I enjoy getting out and getting my hands dirty. One of the reasons why I enjoy it so much is because it is a huge stress reliever. If I'm all stressed out I just go out in my...
    believeyoucan believeyoucan
    13-15, M
    1 Response Oct 26, 2009

    Surprise!

    Did you ever do something not expecting anything out of it, except what you were doing? Today was one of those days for me. I had some chores that I have been needing to complete, but just hadn/'t really had the time. But, today was the day to get them done. One of the chores was...
    HappyTexan HappyTexan
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2010
    dawg62 dawg62
    51-55, T
    Aug 12, 2014

    The Love Of All Things Wood

    Yup, For years I have had a great appreciation for working in wood. I am sure I inherited it from my grandfather, who built houses for a living. The smell of the different types of wood, the feel of the grain, the incredible lines and patterns. Many pieces of furniture in my...
    enjoythebeach enjoythebeach
    46-50, M
    Mar 1, 2011

    My Most Recent Project

    My last woodworking project: A liquor cabinet mounted above my bar...bottles sit on glass shelves that are under lit with LED lighting...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 26, 2012

    I am building a vanity

    for my wife. It relaxes me.
    sixside sixside
    36-40, M
    May 18, 2014

    I Love Woodworking

    Of all the things I do for myself, I think woodworking brings me the most pleasure. It brings out the creative side of me probably more than anything. I would not call myself a master woodworker, but certainly above average. I love to build boxes of all types and shapes. I have...
    HappyTexan HappyTexan
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2010
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