A couple of months ago I fell in love.
It was during one of those evening when you browse the Internet and you stumble into something new and it feels as if a whole new world just opened in front of you. I had stumbled into Paul’s video lessons.
Watching them I fell in love with his approach working wood with just his hands and a relatively simple set of tools. I fell in love with how he appreciated the wood grain and explained the structure of the tree by just looking at a board, and how he enjoyed the smell of the wood while working it.
It didn’t take long before I ordered my essential toolkit to start woodworking at home. In the mean time, I have been watching Paul’s videos for a couple of months. All the tools have arrived and finally tonight I started my first project, something very simple, building the diamond plates holder. Nothing crazy, I just had to cross-cut three pieces of pine from a long narrow board and glue them together, side by side. Tomorrow I plan to carve out the areas where I want to lodge the three plates.
Every little thing I have seen in the videos done with extremely simple gestures by Paul turned out to be difficult to do in reality. One of his sentences came up to mind: “I am making this look easy, but it can be complicated”… Yes, Paul, you really make everything look easy, while in reality even sawing a board straight between two knife-walls seems to be nothing but trivial 🙂
My respect goes to you and to all the woodworking members of this forum. I hope one day to become skilled enough to find these relatively trivial tasks as trivial to execute as they really should be 🙂
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