I recently responded to a friends post about her top 10 books. As in most cases they were recent authors and texts published within the last 20 years or so. So I asked her about what I call, “Old Dead Guys” and listed off a few of them.
and a few others that I could remember in the moment, leaving many aside due to severe brain cramp at about 11pm. Apparently she had never read any of their works. I told her, “they are good at making a board straight”.
I believe the same when it comes to wood working, without the right source knowledge of your craft, it may and can become twisted, crooked, bent, and split. I am hoping to learn and gain as much understanding as well as practical and functional techniques I can and share them with everyone. I will make mistakes, but I hope that as I continue down this path, my craft will become more straight and my current misunderstandings, contradictions, and ignorance is weeded out as has my knowledge of God has over the past 13 years.
But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more, and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you, so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.
1 Thess 4:10b-12
-- I am a novice, wanting more than a hobby, but to be a carpenter.