My name is Jason Bent and I am the owner of Bent’s Woodworking in Georgia. I am an Active Duty Infantryman and have been in the Army for 16 years. I am currently an ROTC instructor at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. Because of my current assignment, I was able to start my business. About three years ago when I reported, my wife asked me to build a dining room table. I had no knowledge of woodworking and had no tools. So, I immediately went to YouTube and found a video on how to build a table, bought the tools it recommended, watched the video about 10 times, and that is where the obsession began. Shortly after registering my business I started to dabble in both YouTube and Instagram. I like to make instructional videos and product reviews or overviews on YouTube. On my Instagram, it’s basically just a log of what I do on a daily basis in the shop. I was attracted to these platforms because I love to teach and wanted to give back since they were so instrumental in my development as a woodworker. I do currently do commissioned work for clients primarily, but plan to work my way out of that so I can focus more time and energy into social media and content creation.
Below are a few examples of Jason’s work. Be sure to leave a comment and let him know what you think!