Inspired to Make: Unleashing Your Inner Woodworker with Lee Valley Tools

Have you ever felt the itch to create something with your own two hands? To transform a rough piece of lumber into a beautiful and functional object? If so, you’re not alone. The desire to make, to build, and to express yourself through craftsmanship is a powerful urge that has fueled humanity for centuries.

Lee Valley, a company synonymous with exceptional woodworking tools, understands this desire deeply. That’s why they’ve launched the inspiring “Inspired to Make” series, featuring a cast of talented woodworkers who embody the spirit of craftsmanship.

One of the standout personalities in the series is Nick Offerman, the man behind the iconic character of Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation. Offerman is a passionate woodworker in real life, and his “Offerman Woodshop” episode is a testament to the therapeutic and fulfilling nature of woodworking.

Watching Offerman expertly navigate his workshop, using an array of Lee Valley tools to create beautiful pieces, is not only a masterclass in craftsmanship but also a source of inspiration. It shows that with the right tools, dedication, and a touch of creativity, anyone can embark on their own woodworking journey.

But Lee Valley’s Inspired to Make isn’t just about Ron Swanson (although, let’s be honest, that’s pretty darn cool). The series features a diverse range of woodworkers, each with their own unique style and approach. Whether you’re drawn to the delicate artistry of woodcarving, the intricate joinery of furniture making, or the creation of functional wooden objects, there’s an episode (or ten) that will spark your imagination.

The takeaway from Inspired to Make is clear: creating something with your own hands is an empowering and rewarding experience. Lee Valley, with their commitment to quality woodworking tools and craftsmanship, puts the power to make in your hands. So, what are you waiting for? Let Lee Valley inspire you to unleash your inner woodworker and start creating today!

Ready to dive in? Here are some resources to get you started:

Remember, the only limit is your imagination. So, grab your tools, find your inspiration, and start making!


My name is Adam Patterson and I am located in Canada. By day, I am a full-time web developer, but in my spare time, I love to make stuff. In my videos, you will find a variety of woodworking projects that I have created out of recycled and found materials. As a father and mountain biker, I enjoy spending time outdoors and capturing my adventures through photography.

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