American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition defines an Amateur as “A person who engages in an art, science, study, or athletic activity as a pastime rather than as a profession”. In the sports world an Amateur would be defined as “An athlete who has never accepted money, or who accepts money under restrictions specified by a regulatory body, for participating in a competition”. So, really what the Amateur Woodworker means to me is a person who pursues the study of woodworking for pleasure, rather than a profession, and does so for no financial gain.

This Blog is by no means a “how to” blog but more a “how I did it” diary of events as a way for me to keep track of my projects for future reference. I always try and research as many ways of doing things as I can before I actually start a project. In these cases I will try and provide links to the research I did before embarking on the project myself. These references may provide more background information of the types of things I am doing.

Please check out my  blog entries relating to my projects just completed and projects that are works in progress. If you are looking for a more instructional blog then there are many more far more detailed “how to” blogs out there to follow. Please check out Alan Little’s for some very detailed “how to” videos. For a pay site you may also want to check out the Wood Whisperer Guild with Marc Spagnuolo at Either way I hope you enjoy and get some new ideas for your own projects from the information right here at



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