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Anonymous21 November 2012 at 9:22 am #3567
I hope your enjoyment of woodwork never eases and know – while often challenging – the rewards gained from participating in hand tooling timber can be immensely satisfying. 🙂 Paul’s teaching can and will provide a solid foundation from which your skills and sense of fulfillment can be enhanced.
It’s such a pleasure witnessing this sense of community build from Paul’s initiative. 🙂
I’ve been lurking for three weeks – time to post something.
I’ve liked woodworking since school, but haven’t had a workbench, many tools or the time to undertake any serious projects. Twelve months ago I had the pleasure and privilege of attending Paul’s Part 1 course in Penrhyn Castle with my youngest son. We enjoyed working on the opposite sides of a bench, both of us learning many new skills. I also came to appreciate the importance of keeping tools sharpened.
Since then I have been buying a few tools (a lot – according to my wife!), reading Paul’s blogs and book, watching Youtube videos on woodworking and practising sharpening my plane, chisels and saws.
I was getting tired of planing scraps of wood on the study floor so last month I bought wood to make a workbench, following Paul’s instructions. I have laminated the tops, aprons and legs and yesterday I practised chopping a 4″ mortice in a piece of scrap before risking it on the proper legs.
My goals are to continue to practice and improve my woodworking skills, finish the workbench, and make a shooting board and other projects in these Masterclasses. I also will try to persuade my wife and three sons to come to work with me in the garage – the bench is big enough and I am quickly getting more tools than are needed by one person! One day I would also like to try my hand at woodturning.
Thank you all for your comments.
DewiAnonymous26 November 2012 at 7:46 am #3835
I absolutely love crafting projects with my children and grandchildren and value the time we spend together immensely. 🙂 I’m now involved in teaching my two son-in-laws, but only enough so they don’t feel too embarrassed by their wive’s ability to hang doors, erect shelving and assemble furniture in a better organised manner than themselves. 😀 I always took the kids to work so their mother could have some peace during school holidays and some of it must’ve rubbed off. 🙂
Here’s hoping your wife and sons join in on your journey and adventures in woodworking. 🙂
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