Hi there! My name is Andy MacLellan and I love making stuff… mostly out of wood. I also enjoy making YouTube videos and hopefully they’ll help and inspire you to make your own stuff. I’ve made things with wood since I was about 8 years old. My dad was an auto-electrician so I was always hanging about in his workshop ‘helping’. He gave me bits of wood and sharp tools to shut me up. This fascination with making stuff has stood by me for my whole life. From Lego though to model making. I’ve always had the attitude of “If I can’t afford it I’ll just make it!”.
I’ve done a lot of different stuff in an attempt to grow up. I’m technically trained as a studio engineer but ended up working in IT for about 17 years. Music is another passion of mine and I used to teach the drums part-time. The one constant in my life, apart from my wonderful family, music and coffee, has been making stuff. I’m now fortunate enough to run a busy little woodworking business in the North East of England but digital content creation is slowly taking over.
I’ve run several businesses over the years and have been self employed for most of my life. As such I’ve also got a little sister web site called the Small Business Toolbox. This is mostly full of useful self employment and small business information. I’m also co-host of the Measuring Up Podcast – the UK’s first commercial joinery podcast.
If any of the above floats your boat give it a visit and subscribe. Remember everything in my workshop wants to kill me. Stay safe and take care folks!
Andy Mac 🙂