Hello, fellow woodworkers and welcome to WoodworkingJunction.com! My name is Charles, and I’m the head sawdust maker in this shop. By day, I play the part of a data analyst, but at night, the real fun starts and I morph into a hobbyist woodworker. First and foremost, though, I’m a husband to a wonderful and supportive wife and father to my sweet and very smart daughter.
I am not a professional woodworker as I don’t produce furniture or other wood products for a living, but I do woodworking as a form of relaxation. I have built many projects, owned and used many tools, taken woodworking classes with true experts, watched countless woodworking videos, and read hundreds, if not thousands, of magazine articles and books about woodworking. My woodworking book collection exceeds 100 volumes, and my collection of woodworking magazines is probably close to 1,000. I don’t want to gloat too much about this, however, because my loving wife keeps coming up with ideas on how she could use the storage space my books and magazines take up. If she reads this, I may be looking for a new home for my library!
My goal with WoodworkingJunction.com is to convey my thoughts on the great hobby of woodworking and to share the knowledge I’ve gained as a hobbyist woodworker over the past 20 years. I want to provide you with woodworking tips, resources, tool reviews, and other information that I hope you will find useful, whether you are a beginning woodworker or an experienced craftsperson.
If you are a new woodworker or are thinking about getting started in the hobby, I want this site to be for you! When I first started woodworking, there weren’t very many online resources available to help me get answers to my questions. Fortunately, I was able to find some great books, magazines, videos, and classes as mentioned above to learn more about woodworking. I’ve also learned a lot through trial and error and learn something new every day I go into my workshop. I want to share that knowledge with you!
I’ve also spent thousands of dollars on woodworking tools and accessories over the years. Some of my money was well-spent, but some of my purchases were not good decisions. I don’t want you to repeat my errors when deciding which tools to buy. Therefore, I will only recommend tools that I have bought or would buy for my shop.
Thanks once again for visiting WoodworkingJunction.com. I hope you will visit often. Happy and safe woodworking!