Sorry...but, the blood-sucking lawyers who are willing to represent people too stupid to stop hitting themselves with a hammer after the first time make me say the following:
The reader assumes all responsibility and liability associated with the hazards of woodworking. The author has no control over how a reader will act as a result of obtaining information in this article. The author shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions that may be present in this article. Accordingly, the author shall assume no liability for any action or inaction of a reader.
This article is directed toward a hobbyist audience and is not intended for application in a commercial, institutional, or industrial setting. Commercial woodshops are generally governed by a complex set of worker safety regulations, such as those mandated by OSHA. Satisfying the compliance of such regulations is beyond the scope of this article.
Ok, now that we have that crap out of the way, let's get to it.
- Why are here?
- What's this all about?
Hellifiknow! Go ask a priest, a rabi, your congressman, your mother, some drunk on the street, anybody but me. When you find the answer, keep it to yourself. I'm too buzy out on the porch to worry about it.What's this all about?
Okay, that one I can work with, sorta... This is all about my personal adventures in woodworking. The things I've tried, that sometimes worked, and other times didn't. The things I learned along the way by: reading books, plagerizing other people's web pages, watching DIY shows on cable, or was lucky enough to meet a real craftsman and actually paid attention to what he(/she) was telling me.
With that in mind, it seems only fitting to make an effort to pass on this knowledge to everyone else so that maybe they won't make the same (sometimes expensive) mistakes that I've made. Hey, we all have stupid questions, and sometimes it's easier to just look them up on the internet than go to the hardware store and pay somebody to laugh at us.
So, where do we start?
Well, the most logical place to start would be at the workbench. That's where most of your time is going to be spent, so, get one! Buy it, borrow it, steal it, or if you are like me, Build your own workbench! Once you have your own workbench , you can start working on projects. If you want to see the one I built, click on this link -> workbench.