Hi! My name is Drew Fisher and this is one of my favorite pictures of my wife and son. It truly captures a moment in time that I feel represents us perfectly. Humor, whether I'm the butt of the joke or whether I'm dishing out a sweet "Dad" pun, is such a big part of our family. Another big part of who we are is our faith in Jesus Christ as our savior. We do our best to emulate Him in all things and although we stumble we are saved through His grace. My wife and I have been married since '99 and had our son (Shop Buddy #1) in 2010. Presently, we reside in west Michigan and thoroughly enjoy the summers here however every winter we're wishing we lived in Florida!
I grew up with a Dad who loved woodworking and who learned from his father (my grandfather) before him. To be honest, I never really got into it during my childhood and didn't really develop the passion or appreciation for it until long after I was out on my own. I was, however, taught the "do it yourself" concept at a young age by my father who, in turn, learned it from his father... mainly because they were such extreme cheapskates that they wouldn't hear of paying someone to do a task that they could do themselves.
Many years later, I decided to try finishing the basement in my 3rd house by myself when it struck me that using tools and making something that I could visualize in my head was pretty darn fun. I altered the plans I had drawn up for my basement so that I could incorporate a woodshop and things began to take off! Believe it or not, I finished my entire basement by watching "how-to" videos on YouTube. Framing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, tiling, flooring, finish work, etc. I learned it all by first watching videos and then going and doing it myself. There were times when I had my tablet propped up with pieces of scrap wood while I was watching the instructional video from across the room and following along. It was during this process that I happened to see quite a few videos and thought to myself, "Well heck... I could do that". In February of 2017 I created the channel "Fisher's Shop" and figured it might be a good repository for some home-made videos that I might cobble together. Never in a million years did I think it would have become what it is today.
Currently, woodworking and being a content creator for YouTube is just a hobby for me. My day job is also something I enjoy and that I'm pretty darn good at too. I'm a systems and storage architect and implementer for large-scale computer solutions. That sound nerdy enough for you? Basically, I set up super big computers into companies and then manage them remotely. In the summer of 2011 I stood up my own company and have been self-employed ever since. And since the vast majority of my work is remote, it can be done from a home office which allows me the time to sneak downstairs every now and then and have some shop time.
So for the most part, that's it! I'm just your average computer nerd that happens to enjoy doing some woodworking while cracking some jokes here and there. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a bit more and for watching my videos! It's people like you that, not only inspired me to start publishing videos but, have made all this possible.
So thank you!
My Shop TEAM
Here's me with my beautiful wife, Dani, and my favorite non-shop creation, my son. It's still a mystery how I ever managed to win her over. With her good looks, my son's humor, and my ability to sing the theme song to the Dukes of Hazzard, we make quite a team!
Shop Buddy #1
This is my boy, Mason. He's shown up in quite a few of my videos but usually sneaks out to go play video games. He loves to understand how things work and has quite a creative mind. A future "maker" for sure!
Shop Buddy #2
This is Wicket... named after the Ewok in Star Wars VI. He's a Shih-Tzu Maltese mix and is trained to vigorously lick anyone new that he encounters. His favorite thing to do is to lay down at your feet at precisely the moment you're about to take a step so that you trip and fall on your face.
In an effort to avoid being completely inundated with redundant questions, I've put together a FAQ. I'd appreciate it if you would first confirm that your question hasn't already been addressed there prior to contacting me. If it hasn't, or if you're contacting me for another reason, you'll find the form at the bottom of the FAQ page. Thanks!
There's several ways you can show your support of the Fisher's Shop channel and all of them are extremely appreciated! It's people like you that choose to shop my Amazon store, buy plans & merchandise, or donate that make it all possible and help me create that next video. So thank you very much!