The Next Adventure

The last year has been tough on a lot of people, myself being one of them. With medical insurance eating away at my take home pay, interest rates going up, and the general cost of living always on the rise, I find little time, money, or energy to try to start new projects.

That being said, I am trying to adapt my situation to what the world throws at me. A smaller budget means, typically, smaller projects. Seems that scaling back is becoming a theme nowadays. But I believe that I have come up with a plan that will dovetail nicely with my circumstances.

Scroll sawing.

I used to do a bit of scroll sawing back in the late 90’s, but it didn’t catch my interest very much and thus faded out of my participation. Now, however, I am finding a renewed interest as it seems to fit in with my ever impinged upon resources.

Having done some research, it seems that the general consensus favors the DeWalt 788 scroll saw. Interestingly, none of the big box stores in my area carry that model. In fact, it seems that none of the big box stores carry ANY scroll saw. How peculiar, I thought.

I scoured the internet, YouTube, and various online forums to see if scroll sawing could possibly save my creative muse. There appears to be a large amount of scroll sawing activity going on and some very beautiful work being produced. But, I wondered, is anyone making any kind of profit from it?

Now may not be the time to deplete my meager resources with all the current instability and uncertainty going on. Perhaps I will wait, gather my intelligence, and carry on accordingly. But I think I might just possibly give scroll sawing a go. Stay tuned.

Welcome to the ALL NEW Workshop Wizardry

Hello and welcome to Workshop Wizardry.

I am your guide and curator, TimmyG.

If you have been through the hallowed halls of Workshop Wizardry before, you will probably notice that things look slightly different. We now have a beautiful new look that should be easier to navigate, easier to read, and best of all, it still has all of the comprehensive, fully detailed, clearly illustrated, straightforward project information that we are known for around the world.

What the…? What is going on here?

Why the change, you ask? That’s a good question and it indicates how intuitively smart you really are!

After some dullard of questionable lineage hacked into the old site, my web host locked me out. Then they would not release it back to me until I paid a seriously ridiculous amount of money for monitoring services in order to prevent such future intrusions. In other words, they extorted me for protection money. It is quite a shame, too, because I was with the old hosting service provider for ten years or more and they are, arguably, one of the top web hosts on the internet. Ah, well… c’est la vie.

So, a couple months later, I moved the site to a more respectable hosting service and we are back up and running.

Anyway, moving forward…

There are great things that are coming down the pipe that are sure to blow you away:

  • Image of the Month
  • Tool Reviews
  • Featured Maker
  • Shop of the Month

Additionally, that includes our regular in-depth build articles, tips & tricks, Maker Resources, and much, much more.

The new site will feature easier navigation to other locations on the site as well as other associated web assets such as the social sites, YouTube videos, and our store where you can get you some Workshop Wizardry t-shirts, stickers, and other cool stuffs.

So mark this page as one of your favorites and stay tuned for much many more happenings and craziness.