OK, I need some suggestions. I have surgery coming up that will require a long period of rehab…and an opportunity to do a lot of good reading. Here’s the question: What is the most helpful and interesting book on woodworking that you have...
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Location: Depoe Bay, Oregon
I am a hobbyist woodworker who has played around with woodworking for many years but never got too serious about it. Now that I have retired, I am spending more time at this, buying more tools and constantly learning. I am beginning to move past the stage of not being able to clearly distinguish my butt from a hole in the ground to basic competency.
What I love about woodworking is the ability to meld my right brain and left brain functions into a product that is logically developed, functional, creatively shaped (product and/or process) and aesthetically pleasing. After a professional career that seldom yielded tangible, visible rewards, I am finding woodworking to be incredibly satisfying. Like anything, I find moments of frustration. On the other hand, the pleasure of the product causes me, at times, to covertly stare at the results in a way that would publicly be embarrassing. Sort of a closet glee. Woodworking helps to make my life good.
I really appreciate this forum and look forward to years of participation.
¡Que le vaya bien!
-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.
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