Tools of the Trade

Alright, you’ve decided to take up woodworking and now it is time to decide what area of the craft you want to explore. Perhaps you like smaller crafts, cutting boards, serving trays, picture frames etc…. Or maybe you want to venture into furniture building like tables, chairs, nightstands etc… all good builds and so many […]

Monthly Motivator- Keith Mealy

Each month I make a newsletter to try to keep every reader motivated and pursuing the art of woodworking. But sometimes I need motivation too. This is where you have been able to help me. This month I want to share with you Keith Mealy’s story of why he does woodworking and how he got […]

Why Use Handtools

 I feel I learned woodworking the wrong way. I was first introduced to woodworking in shop class in the 7th grade. We spent the first few months learning drafting and we had to draw things exactly. I hated it. I wasn’t very good. But then finally we got into the shop. It was amazing to […]

Biggest Build to Date

Mitch Peacock, designer woodworker, and YouTuber has a bigger build than usual coming soon Have you ever had a desire to build a shelter? I feel the urge is within most of us, and it’s time for me to feed my need once again. I started publishing on YouTube nearly a decade ago, from the […]

Finding an Untapped Market

Next year will mark 25 years of being employed for myself. When I first wanted to be self-employed people made it sound easy. I was told, that to have a successful business you just need to follow this formula.  “Offer a service or product that most people want, and have little or no competition for […]

Monthly Motivator- Scott Brader

Everyone has their own reason for getting into woodworking. Some enjoy the creative aspect of making something from nothing. Some see it as an opportunity to make some money in a small business. And others might just like the idea of having a small shop to go hide out in. But for Scott Brader, he […]

I’m Gonna Start a Woodworking Business

“ I’m gonna start a woodworking business “Chances are if you are reading this article you may have thought or even said that phrase It’ssuper exciting, and if you have tried then some of these next topics may sound familiar. If you arelooking to say that phrase, then maybe there will be some topics to […]

My Worst Enemy

If I was asked to describe myself I guess I would probably say, I think of myself as a nice guy. I try to look for the positive things in people and in life. I do my best to be open-minded on different topics and groups. I try to be slow in judging and give […]

Owning a Marking Gauge

If you want to do woodworking then you will need to have a marking gauge on your tool list of things to own. But what kind of making gauge should you own? Well let’s talk about the types available and you can decide which one is best for your work. Marking Gauge types.  Essentially there […]

Keeping the Passion

In the 24 years of professionally building furniture, I’ve had the pleasure of teaching classes, giving lectures, doing demonstrations, and sitting on a board of panelists discussing the topic of woodworking. In each of those settings, I’ve been able to talk to hundreds of people at any given time. It’s fair to say, I’ve probably […]

Making History

When you think of a historical person, who comes to mind? Abraham Lincoln, Louis Pasteur, or maybe Henry Ford? All of them are historical people because of the passion they had and the advancements they made for us all. But I think of another name, Noah Blake. He’s not remembered because of any historical event […]

Craft and trade show considerations!

by John Kaczynski Craft shows and trade shows are a great way to showcase your woodworking. It provides a different avenue for exposure to new customers to see your hard work and passion; it gets you out of the shop and in front of people so you can network and potentially sell your items.  When […]