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Good Evening.

I, as you may have guessed from the name of this blog, am The Mad Carpenter.┬áLet’s get some housekeeping out of the way first, I’m David, I’m Irish. It’s a new year, so it’s time to get off my duff and start a proper blog.

My reasons for starting this are as essentially two-fold.

1. To collect all the little fragments of what I’m doing all over the Internet into one place, so that my friends and prospective readers can witness my various endeavours; from My 365 project to my Lycan Poetry. I’ll also use this place to yell at various things, show off my hats, and maybe a few articles about my collection of glassware. For drinking you see. That’s the mad taken care of…

2. The carpentry. I have had a rather keen interest in wood working for many years, I took woodworking in High school for 5 years, and I used to watch my grandfather building and making things. Sadly he has developed Alzheimer’s and no longer has hit wits about him. I’m often told by family members that I must have inherited my love of making and doing from him. It’s sort of a family tradition I guess, amateur woodwork.

Every day, I get anywhere from 1 to 20 ideas of a project I’d like to do, something I’d like to design, a tool I’d like to buy… So why not do that here? I’m by no means a professional tradesman, just a schmoe with a saw and a bunch of ideas.

I’d guess I’d better get cracking.

And by the way: Table Polishing is a theatrical term. Two butlers would walk out on stage, talk loudly to inform the audience what was going on, while polishing a table. So any stuff like this, sort of bloggy info stuff, that’ll be called table polishing.