If you’re like most people, you’re spending quite a bit of time at home lately. This can’t be helped, of course, but it can leave a person feeling a little...uninspired. This makes sense because everything about our normal routines has been completely upended by COVID-19.
If you’re looking for a silver lining, we can help — there’s a lot of great woodworking content being put up on the internet lately, and as an online tool supplier, we’re all over it! There truly has never been a better time to be a woodworker, and regardless of your skill level, we’re here to help you find some inspiration (and supply you with the best woodworking tools and equipment you need to complete your project, of course). In today’s post, we’ll be highlighting a few of the things we’re keeping an eye on in the world of YouTube. Keep reading to learn more.
Steve Ramsey of Woodworking For Mere Mortals might be all you need right now. Why is that, you ask? Steve has been posting videos of projects, shop maintenance, brainstorming, Q and A sessions and more on YouTube every single day since he started lockdown. That means a lot of content to catch up on if you haven’t been watching, and plenty of opportunities to get inspired. At the very least, it offers a way to occupy yourself for a good period of time.
If you haven’t heard of Jonathan Katz-Moses, you’re in for a treat. Over the last couple of months, he’s been making videos on crosscut sleds, reading wood grain direction, end-grain cutting boards, plane tune-ups, drill press tables, and more. He’s also been hosting giveaways, and perhaps most importantly, he shared his personal story on turning tragedy into triumph. It’s an ideal watch right now because of the way it highlights just how necessary it is to take a bad situation and turn it into something better.
There’s a lot to love about Jimmy DiResta, but the thing we love is how creative he is. No, he doesn’t focus solely on woodworking, but he’s always looking for new ways to do things, grow his knowledge base, and make something unique. Frankly, it’s an inspiration. Of course, when he puts out a video that does involve woodworking — like a recent one on leather and wood stools — it’s that much more exciting.
The great thing about David Picciuto and his Make Something YouTube channel is that he’s always showing that things can be done in more than one way. Want to make a segmented pot? You can do it with and without a lathe, and David shows you how. His videos lately have been more personal, but you still get great instructional content. From shop tours to bird house builds to string art woodworking, there’s a project you can tackle no matter your skill level or the materials you have on hand.
Where Are You Turning for Inspiration?
At the end of the day, the great thing about these videos is that it gives us a look at what other people are doing to make it through a global pandemic. It’s easy to forget that we’re still capable of making incredible projects, and there’s never been a better time to listen to the stories of woodworkers we enjoy to find new inspiration in our own lives.
At Long Island Woodworking Supply, we strive to be the online tool suppliers you can count on for the best woodworking tools and equipment. Yes, it can be hard to find the inspiration to get out into the shop, but we hope today’s post has offered some encouragement. Shop our online selection and place your order today — then get out in the shop and make something!