I’m a professional geek and amateur woodworker, living in Sussex and working in London.

I’ve recently started converting my single garage into a workshop with a view to building a few bits and pieces (mainly storage) for the house.

I started out with folding workbenches and hand held power tools, but in 2012 I invested in some proper benches and machinery, in the hope that one day I get the time to use it!

As you may have guessed from the blog title, I don’t take myself particularly seriously and make the occasional mistake, but that’s not to say I don’t care!

I’m finding it very hard to find the time (or space!) to achieve much at the moment, so I’ve mainly concentrated on building up a stock of tools and materials in the hope I might one day resolve this.

I have 2 young children and quite a stressful job, so I need a hobby to help me unwind.

I’ve realised it doesn’t really matter whether I’m making something, planning the optimum layout of the workshop or dreaming of the next purchase as long I enjoy the time and end up more relaxed!

I’ve not had any relevant training since a CDT Realisation GCSE in the early 1990s, but I’ve picked up a few things from books, family and the internet and I hope to improve my skills with time and effort.

These pages also include my project list and equipment wish list

If you have any questions about any of my tools or machinery then please use the comments section at the bottom of a relevant post and I will do my best to help.

If you find any of the information here useful then using any of the the Amazon links from this blog will earn me a small commission, which would be very much appreciated πŸ™‚

4 Responses to About

  1. projectbuddy says:

    Thanks for checking out my post on my portable table saw that I used to build my kitchen cabinets, and thanks following my blog. I am looking forward to reading and following your blog as well. It’s interesting that you are from England because when I was designing my kitchen cabinets, I drew a good deal of inspiration from British bespoke cabinetry. Thanks again!

    • John says:

      I love following other peoples renovation journeys.

      My own house is from about 1960, which wasn’t a particularly high point in British Architecture or Construction! πŸ™‚

      We’ve been here 3 years and are hopefully going to get moving on the extension and renovation this year.


  2. Jonas Jensen says:

    Hi John.

    I am really sorry that your comment never made it onto my blog. I found it in the spam folder today. I have absolutely no idea why the automatic filter has targeted your comment.
    The comment has been redirected to the post.
    I hope your feelings are not hurt too bad.
    Have a nice weekend

    • John says:

      Hi Jonas,

      I thought I responded to this earlier.

      No worries – I know spam filters can be a bit hit and miss πŸ™‚

      Best regards


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