I am a one man engine of enterprise, a mechanic, machinist, carpenter, plumber, electrician, builder of useful structures, truck driver, equipment operator, website wrangler, content creator, always learning autodidact, conspiracy theorist and, hopefully, maker of my own destiny. — Matty D
WrenchTech Garage is all about building up an excellent toolset, having a secure place to keep tools and shop equipment and having some space to work in that offers protection from the weather. For a lot of us that can be a tall order, which is why we have to apply WrenchTech Garage rule #1 – 3. 1.Don’t buy anything new if you can help it. 2. Fix Things and 3. Learn to make what can be made.
Because we want to be skilled craftsman making our own way in the world. Not dependent on bad bosses and low pay. Able to create multiple streams of income. In the final analysis we want to be free agents doing what makes us happy and securing our futures and the ability to care for those that we love.
As a lifelong maker, I was meant to live in a house built with my own hands. A modest structure, yet well suited to the task of sheltering me, the dog Barkley, and the two cats, Zoe and Blackie. The first floor is given over completely to woodworking tools and machinery. The second floor is a living space and an office which acts as the headquarters for WrenchTech Garage, which is in some way or another a device to enable me to buy tools and put those tools to work making stuff. Ultimately though, no enterprise can succeed without providing some benefit for others. To that end my mission is to entertain, inspire and to share the traditions and ways of shopcraft.