Welcome to Woodworking In The Dark
This site is intended to be a place to learn about woodworking. More specifically, woodworking done by blind people.
Why woodworking? It hasn't always been. Right now I'm not set up real well for metal working, and I have to keep the shock level low for the neighbors.
I have always told people the reason I enjoy woodworking is because it is Braille art. You don't have to see in order to pick out details or to appreciate a block of wood becoming something special.
The site name is of course a joke, because anything I've done since age 12, has been done in the dark. And I have trouble taking life real seriously. Humor is my escape hatch so try not to take things the wrong way. If you read something and it can be taken several ways, try to laugh.
People that drop by the house are freaked out for the first few times when they hear power tools running in the shop and there are no lights on. If you need lights, I'll turn them on for you. Otherwise, the power company makes enough money without me running them.
I hope this will become a fun and inspiring place to visit, and maybe you'll even learn something along the way.
Something new. I picked up a video camera and I'll try to make product reviews a video now instead of just a picture. Our first video review was of the Easy Wood Tools Easy Rougher for the lathe. That was almost too much fun to make. There are links on the page if there is a related video. I'll also link videos to my channel on You Tube as they are uploaded. And as time and someone to help with editing allows, I'll try to go back over the reviews already done.
The videos have become so popular, at the bottom of this page I've made a link to a page for all of our videos in one place. They are still with the tools that were reviewed if I had made one, but this is a more centralized place to find all of them.
Until the shopping cart is available, if you like something you see, email me for a price. If you have a Pay pal account we can work together...
If you are interested in having a piece of furniture custom made for you, or if you are interested in any of the things shown or talked about here, or even if you'd just like to say hello, please drop me a line.
I apologize for the limited amount of projects shown. Something happened to my computer and many of the pictures that were once on the site are now gone. I'll work on that as I have time. Much of my spare time has been put into outfitting the new shop. I bought a house to renovate and the shop wasn't able to go to the top of the priority list. But I've been making repairs and adding lights so those of you that need lights should appreciate new videos. I am way behind on my videos since the new shop was just a garage with one outlet when I started. No insulation, no inside walls and no room to move because the garage was where everything else was sent to rest while I was working on the inside of the house.
So there you have my apology or excuses, which ever you choose.
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