Back with a vengeance


You might already know that Je Ne Sais Quoi Woodworking almost disappeared into thin air, but alas it was revived albeit still in rehab. One day in mid January my site just vanished and it took days of work by the IT guy who set it up for me and my wife to work out what happened. I really do not want to go into the details of the traumatic event, suffice to say that it was an unsavoury experience.

I would also like to apologise to those who were looking for JNSQW and not being able to find it. A special thanks goes out to my two special blogger friends in Jonathan White (The Bench Blog) and Bob Demers (The Valley Woodworker) who tried to keep my spirits up. They both gave me lots of advice on how to solve the problem and prevent it in future. Thanks gentlemen.

What I have learnt though is that I do not know enough about the technical aspects of websites, wordpress, backups etc etc. I have now made it a mission to first get a better understanding of these vital bits and pieces. At present I am working through a series of videos on how to use wordpress in the best possible way and trying to work out how to optimize my photos before uploading it.

Another thing I realised is how much the blogging has become part of my life and therefore how much I missed it when the site went into hiding. I want to try and hang onto that thought to ensure that I appreciate being able to do it more and hopefully try to improve the quality of my posts and site. One of the tricks I have discovered so far is how to make time-lapse videos and post it on the site. Here is one to wet your appetite.

At least you can now look forward to quite a bit of material that heaped up in the meantime, which I now have to publish to get back on schedule. The two tables I am working on have both evolved significantly since my disappearance. It is wonderful to be back and I look forward to engaging with all of you on woodwork topics yet again.

Viva Je Ne Sais Quoi Woodworking!!!

Thanks for commenting on Je ne sais quoi Woodworking

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  1. Wooooo Hoooooooo

    You’re back!!! Awesome. I can’t tell you how relieved I am that you were able to get this fixed. I was just sick at the thought of you losing 3 years of blogging.

    I hope that you are well. I’ve got loads of stuff to tell you, I’ll have to send an email.

    All the best,


    • Jonathan my friend

      I am also very relieved to be back. There are still some issues to sort out, but it got me thinking that I need to learn more about the technical aspects of blogging and websites so hopefully it ends up having a positive effect.
      I also though of you often these past weeks. Will try and get a mail away today.

      Kind regards

  2. Delighted you are back up and running. It is such a treat to be able to follow your work. The bright sunlight in your photos makes me wistful for my small workshop in Dar.
    Best wishes

    • Thank you Richard, it is wonderful to know that there are people such as yourself who enjoy reading my reverie.
      Please stay in touch.

    • Howzit Frederik

      It is wonderful to hear from you my friend. I am glad the wood made it to Germany and cannot wait to see what you do with it.

      Please stay in touch.