We use to talk about God and Politics here at LumberJocks. We had no need for a rule excluding it. From my point of view woodworking is a spiritual experience. The very nature of it. The heart of a tree. The finest examples of the art of woodworking are found in religious buildings around the world. I don’t see how we can really talk about woodworking and not talk about the deep meaning it has in so many peoples lives.
I guess politics and woodworking has such a special meaning to me because I made my living in my shop. It is one of the few professions left that an individual could make a living at. I see my profession dying and I’m to keep mum because we can’t have a civil discourse. A sorry state of affairs. If we just deal with the mechanics we trivialize our craft.
Maybe if we are really good…someday…woodworking will draw us closer together. After all I’ve yet to hear about a galoot strapping a bomb around his waist and blowing up a HomeDespot just cause they sell power tools.
Now I’ll go read the posting rules….