Well not the first blog post to ever happen, just my first post ever.
My hope is that this will be a place where I post things that really interest me. Most of the time they will be woodworking oriented, but I'm definitely not going to limit entries to that. I'm very interested in design, house building sciences, photography, technology, plus many other things.
In regards to woodworking, I'm mostly interested in handwork, start to finish. Yes I know I'm crazy. Don't worry it gets weirder, I am hoping to use as much Japanese style tools and methods as I can. So far, I've been trying to gaining as much knowledge as I can. But this alone is turning out to be quite the challenge for a white guy originally from Upstate New York, now living in he heart of Cajun country of southern Louisiana, who also can't speak or read a lick of Japanese (definitely an uphill battle). So books and blogs in English are really the only sources I have so far. In future posts I plan to share the contents of my library.
To those who have noticed, I've been using future tense. That's because I presently don't have a handtool shop. I do have an shed that I hope to insulate, power (for AC 8/9 months of the year, a little heat during the winter and some lights of course), then eventually fill with tools and wood to start building things. I've posted some of what I presently have on my Google+ page but I'll post more here.
So I plan on posting here as my interest is peeked by different things, make progress or have questions in building a functioning workshop. Though I intend this blog to a place where I post about some of the things above, I have been given this passion, knowledge and abilities by my Creator, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, so I will not be filtering my relationship with Him out. If I end up not having any followers or even make unfriendly connections because of that, so be it. If you are so easily offended by my relationship with my Lord, then you got some issues to figure out.
I think this is enough for the first post. So if anyone wants to contact me, please feel free to use Google+, Twitter, or email. But please comment on posts, they will definitely help me stay motivated to keep writing more here.
Hmm, I gonna need a closing catch phrase.