Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Affirmation of a Woodworker

You may never think of yourself as a "true" woodworker. However there will definitely be signs that everyone else around you does. Myself, I'll be the first to admit that I'm no Maloof, David Marks, Chris Pye, or Wood Whisperer ( What is his name again? ) . Sure, I've made a living off of working with wood for the past 6 years and I try to blog about it on a daily basis, but the REAL proof that I am now worthy of a title is when your relatives give you all kinds of books about wood because you're the "wood guy" in the family. Now I'm not trying to be ungracious, in fact, I kinda like it. however, there is usually not much I can learn from the beginner books, YET I just can't find it in my heart to throw them away. Like those small scraps of wood you have after a project. You just never know when they will come in handy. Well. I may have a few projects coming up this week. Cheryl wants me to build another display item for an upcoming show. Luckily, I have some scrap plywood still in my possession that may do nicely. Hope everyone has a great week!


Estela said...

cheryl is super lucky to have a "wood guy"! I wish Riley could build wonderful displays for craft shows!

L. D. Burgus said...

Yes, people don't understand that you have surpassed the simple stuff. In any field you stand longer at a book store to find the books that meet your level of achievement. As an art teacher, everyone kept bringing me their old art history books that they had in college. i am old enough that I could write an art history book of my own.


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