Thanks for taking the time to visit my website and perhaps you are wondering what it is all about? This is a website which I have dedicated to sharing woodworking and woodturning information to others woodworkers out there. Old and young alike, everyone can become involved in woodwork and although some of the tools I use are a little out of some people price range, with enough imagination you can make do with what you have. My name is Alex Harris and have been woodworking for around 7 years, not long in the woodworking world, but I believe that that is when you learn the most as a woodworker. For woodworkers the first year or so are where you learn the absolute basics, anything after that just increases your capabilities and creativity.
The TeenWoodworker is a YouTube channel which I created to share woodworking and woodturning information which I had gathered during the short time that I had been involved in the hobby. At the time it was nothing more than sharing a hobby and proving that you did not have to be “older” to get involved. Now nearly five years later I believe that a number of viewers (particularly those younger) have decided to get involved, as a result of the videos which I posted. It all started from an interest I had in posting YouTube videos. Woodworking had been a hobby of mine for a few years then. I never claimed to have any extensive knowledge and was making do with the skills and tools which I had at the time. Before long, perhaps due to the encouragement and advice from the few followers, I was able to gather a lot more knowledge. I now have a more than adequate set of tools, which I consider myself extremely grateful to have! I still post YouTube videos on the same channel and embed the videos on this website as well. In addition, any information which I feel might be useful to you, but is not covered in the videos, will be included in the associated article.
The name of the website was always going to be a challenge. If you have read this far you will know that I was posting videos on YouTube under a different name, a long time before this. After the small success of that channel, I wanted to create a webpage to go with it. The TeenWoodworker as you may have already guessed, has a flaw, being that it is specific to only 7 short years. I hope to continue woodwork throughout my life so if this website did ever become a success that name would make no sense 10 years down the road when I am 29. So I was wondering what name could work, and then it occurred to me and to the others involved in coming up with a name, that ThisWoodwork. This name would work. It’s a failed attempt at a joke, but when ever you are having a problem in the workshop and you can’t possibly work out what would work, visit ThisWoodwork!