There is something about a first post. It’s a fresh start, a new beginning, a blank slate. Nothing has been done you need to undo, and you have a laundry list of ideas of all the things you want to cover.
I first fell in love with tools as a child. I had one of those Dad’s who sought to fix everything. He was sort of the original Fixer Upper. Now, he may not have ever had a TV show, but he taught me to never be scared to fix something that is broken. There is no project too big to tackle with the right motivation. As long as you are focused on the task and work at it, you will get there. Mistakes are valuable, they are the lesson in the midst. Every mistake gives you the experience to get it right the next time.
From rebuilding engines to adding an addition onto my childhood home, I saw it all. To be honest, by now I have done it all too. Well, except for framing, that is on the list though, as a process I am eager to tackle. Every single day though, I learn something new, and that is what I am excited to share with you.
Woodworking though, now that is my true love. If you have ever had the pleasure of taking wood, any wood, and turning it into a functional item it’s heady. I think most people quickly find it to be a hobby they can’t shake. I quickly became addicted to the smells and feels, and without a doubt, I have thoroughly enjoyed the process of taking what is seemingly nothing and make it something that will be used and enjoyed every day.
I have spent the last year writing tool reviews and have loved every minute of it. I learned a lot from my time at Tools In Action and leave with some excellent memories and incredible friendships.
So, what will we cover here on Tool Girl’s Garage? Well, everything there is to know about all the things I love. From Product Reviews, News on launches and events, as well as a wide range of projects on both Woodworking and Home Improvement. My main goal is to inspire others to tackle the projects they wouldn’t have and to have the confidence in their knowledge of tools to use them.