Figured this was the best way to really introduce myself. I just started woodworking and am very limited with my tools. I build stuff I need and learn as I go. Most of what I build will be sold so I can fund more tools, higher quality wood and "real" woodworking techniques. I started a YouTube channel to showcase my work (Quenga Builds
)It's new, so my first few projects weren't filmed. Goal is to showcase/catalog my work, document my learning history, and most importantly share my work with others to hopefully inspire them. OK, I also hope to earn some money... but I don't focus on that. None of the following projects are up -- still learning how to shoot video properly, so testing with stuff I'm building for my garage. Will have better videos, but the most step in learning anything, is to just get started!
Most of what I currently build is for my personal use, and I'm more about function than "construction". I know many will cringe that I use crappy construction lumber, pocket screws and cheaper stains. However, I'm learning and for me it's about using what I build. While I can hand cut mortise and tenon joints... I'd rather wait until I had a table saw and other power tools to make it faster and easier. I love building stuff, but again for me, it's about being able to use it. As I learn I will get fancier and spend money on quality, but for now it's all about learning.
So, here are my first few projects and what I'm currently working on.
Table - Miter Saw Station - Bottle Opener w/ Magnet (built for my cousin, not a 9er's fan) - Bathroom Vanity - Round Table (my favorite so far, still working on it)