A lot of people think of woodworkers as guys running saws and drills all the time. They don’t see a woodworker, maybe a construction worker is what they see.
Dealing with power tools is almost the least of what I do as a woodworker.
1. Come up with some project idea
2. Shop for the right kind of wood
3. Design and redesign
4. Cut the wood out
5. Sand or plane the wood
6. Pre-condition the wood
8. Put the color on
9. Sand again
10. Seal wood
11. Sand again
12. Put together
As you can see, it’s a lot more than cutting wood. The fuss we all make is to have the best power-tools we can so the piece we’re working on is the best it can be. The finishing is the hardest and the most time consuming part of the process and the part most likely to have many flaws. The goal is to minimize these flaws through experience and advise.
-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.