It doesn’t matter whether you use hand tools or machines, work in modern style or rococo. We all get a flood of satisfaction when the last coat of finish dries and recall that raw pile of lumber we started with. Even if we were lucky enough to start with some incredible wood, it took our hands and skill to unlock the inner beauty locked within. Almost as good, is that sense of appreciation we feel when we see someone else’s work. As woodworkers we bring a unique perspective. We see the careful selection of grain, tight joinery and crisp carving as a mark of excellence. Best of all seeing good work inspires our imagination and challenges us to do better work.
I’ve been thinking about ways to make this blog more useful. One of my thoughts is to create a forum where we can share images of our completed projects. Some of my thoughts are:
- Regularly post images of completed projects from readers with links to connect anyone interested in follow-up.
- Create a gallery page and assemble a collection of reader created furniture pieces. The gallery may have many rooms or categories to cover a wide variety of work.
- Gallery links to hook up with other outstanding collections on the Web.
I’d appreciate your thoughts on this and any other ideas you may have about making this site as useful as possible.
George R. Walker