When I started the Alaska Woodworker blog back in November 2012, I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy blogging or if anyone would actually enjoy reading my blathering. Well after 16 months, 109 posts, 95 followers, and almost 42,000 views from 100 countries, I find that I enjoy sharing my woodworking adventures, and more importantly folks enjoy reading about them. So I bit the bullet so to speak and purchased a domain name (www.alaskawoodworker.com) and some space on a shared server. Getting away from the free WordPress blog, eliminates the ads, and provides for more flexibility and capability in creating a website. I plan to expand the offerings here a bit by hosting a large collection of old tool catalog scans which will be available for free download as PDF files. I’ll share more info on this in the coming days.
I know I haven’t been too active recently, but it’s not for lack of woodworking, just lack of woodworking in my own shop. My friend Bill and I have been leading the charge to build 13 new workbenches for our club, Alaska Creative Woodworkers Association in anticipation for a visit from Chris Schwarz, who will be arriving in 11 days. I’ll definitely be blogging about the class I will be taking! The good news is we only have 4 more bench tops to flatten!!!
Just to stay on topic, here is Keta the shop dog and I trimming a leg vise to length this morning. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that saws are Keta’s favorite tool. She just waits for the off cut to hit the floor, and then she is a happy camper with something to chew on. It’s not a very flattering picture, and I think my friend Todd took it just to show me my bald spot!
So, welcome to the new AlaskaWoodWorker.com blog. Comments, critiques, and suggestion are always welcome. Please don’t forget to update your subscription to the new blog. I will set the forwarder on the old blog site (AlaskaWoodWorker.wordpress.com) to send visitors here.
Thanks for making this interesting enough to keep going.