A new decade begins!
I started the last decade on January 10th, 2010, with a overview video of my shop.
Wow. My shop has changed a lot in 10 years!
And I began 2019 with an instructional video showing how to make a perpetual calendar.
It reminds us of how fast time is passing.
As I review my channel through the years, I find it difficult to watch some of my earlier videos. The more time that passes, the more detached I feel from these earlier presentations.
I find some of my videos a little cringeworthy now.
The great thing is, I really feel that I’ve grown into a much better version of myself since I began Woodworking for Mere Mortals in 2008. And I hope you’ve grown and learned with me!
My growth isn’t restricted to woodworking. On March 24, 2019, for example, I challenged myself to run the Oakland Marathon. And in August I ran the Santa Rosa Marathon. I thought these were a great achievements for someone who could hardly run around the block a few years earlier. I encourage you to challenge yourself too. Do something great this year!
Over the years, we woodworkers have had some laughs . . .
And we’ve made multitudes of projects of all shapes and sizes. Of course, the unifying theme is wood and making woodworking easier for mere mortals.
We’ve made frames . . .
Boxes . . .
Organizational projects for the shop . . .
And other stuff!
A new year (or decade!) is always to a good time to reflect, to reevaluate, and to be thankful. As we go forward, I’m concentrating more on educational videos to teach us how to make awesome, affordable projects with less.
I want to express to you, my faithful followers, my thanks and gratitude for your insight, knowledge, humor, feedback, comments, support, encouragement, and enthusiasm through the years. Even though it’s impossible to know all of you personally, I feel a kinship and camaraderie with you nonetheless because of our communications and common interests. Even your constructive criticism is appreciated when your opinions differ from mine.
We have a great thing going here, and I hope in 2020 and beyond we’ll continue learning and pushing each other into bold new woodworking worlds where we’ve never gone before!
Thanks again, and happy 2020!
► Looking for a fresh start to 2020? Take a free sneak peek at The Weekend Workshop that’s launching January 15th, 2020.