As Woodworking for Mere Mortals has grown over the past few years, it became apparent that I cannot manage it all myself and am grateful to all the people who have helped. This web site has been a long time in the making, mostly because I kept adding new ideas and frequently changing my mind throughout the development process, much to the dismay of my web development team. Big thanks to Jeffrey at Entropic Studio who has diligently put up with me.
On April 3, 2010 I posted my first blog entry on the old site:
…I found myself faced with a couple of disheartening discoveries: 1) I can’t afford fancy, expensive tools and wood, and 2) I have neither the time nor dedication needed to become a master woodworker.
But one day I realized that I don’t have to be a woodworking god! I don’t have to build a complete set kitchen cabinets to feel worthy as a woodworker. I can head out to my garage on weekends, use my cheap tools, get free wood, and have a ton of fun making simple projects and gifts that anyone can make.
So I decided to start making entertaining videos that show fun projects that regular people can make at home, on weekends, without thousands of dollars invested in tools. You know, stuff for us non-gods, Mere Mortals.
Woodworking for Mere Mortals has grown since I wrote that, but its mission hasn’t changed a bit. I will always stay focused on creating content that is valuable and inspirational for everyone, regardless of your woodworking experience or income.
My main goal in creating this new site it to put the emphasis on you and your projects. The projects that you build can affect and inspire others in many ways and I hope you will get involved and share your creativity on this site.
Looking forward to seeing your work!