There is one simple message to my videos: everyone is capable of making fantastic woodworking projects without having to spend a lot of money.
It’s hard to believe that Woodworking for Mere Mortals has been around for a decade now. When I created the show and the overall concept in 2008, I had no idea what it would grow into. I simply wanted to document my experience building a chess board. I shot it on a little Sony Cybershot camera that had some 480p video capability and posted the video on YouTube. I didn’t really expect anyone to find it or watch it. Mostly I just wanted a record of that project so I could remember how I made it!
But people did find it and started asking for more videos. In my free time as a graphic designer and on weekends I began shooting more projects that I was building. It wasn’t long before I began to realize what viewers enjoyed about my woodworking projects: I built them all using affordable tools in my garage. Soon, the essence of what I was just doing naturally became a mission: Anyone can make quality woodworking projects without a ton of money or a huge space.
Since then, I have always kept that simple concept in mind when creating Woodworking for Mere Mortals content. I believe my philosophy and method of woodworking is even more important now than ever. We are in an era of woodworking and maker videos that showcase high-end, expensive tools and enormous “dream” workshops.
It’s important for me to always remember that it’s viewers and fans who made WWMM a what it is. Without you, I have no show. I keep this in mind with every piece of content I produce, asking myself if my audience will learn something and be entertained.
Patreon offers a way for the most passionate fans of WWMM to support the show and help me produce content that will educate new woodworkers and inspire others to pick up a saw and begin making stuff.
If you enjoy my content, please contribute what you feel it's worth. I have eliminated all reward tiers and monthly support amounts. Now, all Patrons will receive the same rewards, regardless of how much you pledge. I value all of you for your support and believe all of you should have the same access to perks regardless of your income. In other words, Patreon for Mere Mortals. You will all get early access to ad-free videos and everything else, whether you pledge $1 or $20.
Thank you so much for your support and helping to keep Woodworking for Mere Mortals’ mission alive!