hello fellow woodworkers !
having looked in many nooks and cranys here in LJ’s for my time here ,
i have been very impressed with the skills and designs of everyones projects ,
from beginers to pros alike .
it is a joy for me ( and i’m sure others here too ) to watch as everyone’s talents grow ,
and their skill levels increase thru their own work , and the comments and help of others .
tots helping dad drive nails , working construction to pay for school , to getting away from
stressfull job’s in the shop !
they feel they could make better or cheaper , and some from watching ” how to ” shows
on t.v. or seeing articles in W.W. mags .
1 – what have you learned ?
2 – how does it apply to your work today ?
3 – where is it going ?
so i am proposing a mid term open exam ( ? )
kind of a science project in school .
1 – make something on your own , your design , your problem solving , your work .
2 – no copys of others work ( i.e . no downloads from net or mags with instructions and cut sheets ) .
3 – use whatever tool , processes , ideas , jigs , dreams that you may have .
4- show us how it’s done , what you encountered , and how you overcame the problems , what tripped you up and what you did to fix or change it .
5 – how does it make you feel now , what did you learn ?
6 – the time you take is up to you , the project should reflect
what you know to date , and where you hope to take yourself
in woodworking .
. i think many of you have many skills and talents , that have not been expressed here ,
possably in the quest to only post the best for review . i have not seen any critical comment from anyone here about someones work here yet ,
only comments on some detail or tecknique . there are no judges for this , only the usual comments and questions . you will feel the joy of your accomplishments ,
and we can all share in that .
, so please join me in this ,
and work safe !
-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle