It is a cold morning in the shop, around 30 degrees. My coffee waits on the workbench as I look through my box of scrap wood for nothing in particular. I often rummage through the box to see if any of these remnants of past projects can spark a creative ember and create inspiration for woodworking. Inside are the lopped off ends of milled and rough cherry, maple, walnut, oak, and many more. Making something out of the contents of my scrap box is one of my favorite things to do. No planning, no strict concept. I’ll use it all if I’ve got to, but ultimately, it’ll turn out to be something pretty simple.
Woodworking can seem like an intimidating craft, but in truth it isn’t all that hard. In fact, it’s one of the oldest crafts. It’s so easy a caveman (or cave woman) could do it! All you need is a your imagination, the right tools, and some basic and easy-to-learn know-how. Inspiration for woodworking will come easy once those things are in place. If you have a project you want to complete, whether it’s building something new or fixing something old, I guarantee you, you can do it. Check back in as the Mentors from MO2H share our thoughts and tips on woodworking, or any kind of project.