Who Are We ?

The woodworking and the metalworking industries are continuously expanding and evolving in response to new products and practices. To stay abreast of these exciting updates and to make sure that you’re making the most of these opportunities, you need guidance from true industry experts like us.

We may be comparatively new to the world of the Internet, but we’ve been woodworkers, forgers, and blacksmiths for most of our lives. You can consider Drillly as a community where avid wood and metalworkers come together to show their creative side and share their crafting skills with the whole world.

Our Story

For us, wood and metalworking projects are not just a hobby, but a lifestyle. We strive to get better at our craft every passing day. Our carpenters believe in Hybrid Woodworking where hand and power tools are blended together for quality output in the shortest possible time. On the other hand, our skilled metalworkers often utilize power tools to produce artistic work either from original projects or from pieces as per the instructions from the clients.

 

No matter what we do, we know from our experience that you’ll need practical skills on a wide array of projects and a nice hand-to-eye coordination to shine in this ever-changing industry. Whether you’re an expert power tool user or new to the industry, we believe that our support and guidance will help you thrive in this field.

Our Mission

Over a span of the past 15 years, we’ve learned how to maximize the profitability, efficiency, and safety of any woodworking or metalworking project; and we’re eager to use this platform as a means to help you achieve the same. We’d like to make Drillly.com the most trusted online resource in the metal and woodworking community.

We will keep sharing the latest technologies, techniques, supplies, project plans, how-to guides, and sources of inspiration on this platform that you might find quite useful no matter if you’re a DIY enthusiast or making a living from such crafts.

 

The Drillly Team

Willie Osgood

An Avid Metalworker

Willie doesn’t really consider himself an artist, rather a craftsman involved in practical trades. Yet, most of his projects require him to make interesting and fine objects. Being the eldest son of a carpenter, his background is 100 percent rooted in crafting. He found the art of blacksmithing quite appealing since his teenage years… that fire, the sound of swinging hammers, and those long and shiny blades that came out as a finished product. Soon he literally became obsessed with metal – the way it moved, worked, and changed when heated or cooled. He thinks “iron is alive” and it can live or die based on the blacksmith. He gets a certain “high” when he eventually brings a project to completion after spending hours in the forge. He says if you’re the creative type, you will also have an endorphin rush when you’ll hold in your hand something which was before only in your mind. Willie hopes that he will be able to teach you a thing or two about the metal industry that can help ease your work and make your projects much better in terms of quality.

Brent Butterworth

A Professional Woodworker & Custom Furniture Builder

Brent lives in Wisconsin and is a woodworker, custom cabinetmaker, interior consultant, and a freelance writer who got the opportunity to write several magazine articles for different publications on home improvement and woodworking. He’s always amazed at the depth and breadth of woodworking all over the globe, and feels proud to be a part of this great effort. Brent has built everything one can imagine, from unique art furniture to different types of home furniture to canoes and even a sailboat. However, custom cabinets and fine furniture are Brent’s specialty. In personal life, he enjoys woodturning, bowmaking, archery, cycling, and canoeing whenever he is not sitting in front of the drawing board or standing behind the table saw. He regularly frequents woodworking exhibitions and fairs around the country and considers his job as a means to help others get the right information to improve their skills, make informed buying decisions, and make their endeavors a success.