The following is written for those of you, like myself, who are amateur/hobbyist woodworkers. We just want to build things with wood and enjoy the process as well as the result. 1,135 more words
I want to link to this here on my blog, as the topic is especially interesting to me. I started this blog in part to speak to the experience of taking on this hobby, isolated from traditional ways of being educated or trained at it. My philosophy - I guess that's an appropriate word for my thoughts on this topic now - is continuously evolving. For those of us best labeled "hobbyists," I'm starting to think that the traditional ways of thinking about skill with regards to woodworking don't suit us well. Reblogging this post from Greg serves as a bookmark for me on a topic I will write more about. Go read Greg's post. Lots of excellent thoughts articulated very well, and also some fantastic discussions in the comments!