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Posted on I've HAD it. Enough is Enough

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#1 posted 01-24-2007 11:35 PM

Obi, I know where you are coming from. It’s so easy to fall into a standard that is ‘good enough’. And that mark may be well above what most ordinary people can do and may even elicit admiring comments from fellow woodworkers. In fact, for a while it may even satisfy us. But then we meet people that have taken the craft to an entirely different level, perhaps one that we hadn’t previously thought possible.

My initial reaction to this is a combination of awe, respect, and incredulity. But after a while I start thinking. Perhaps I could do that, or why can’t I do that, or I’d better get off my duff and get serious about my woodworking. I’ve fallen into a comfort zone and didn’t even realize it.

In my opinion, that’s what is so great about LumberJocks. The meeting of recreational woodworkers like myself with seasoned professionals willing to share their advice and expertise. I really respect the men and women on this site that take the time from their busy lives to coach, teach and encourage those of us that are a long way back in this woodworking journey.

So Obi, don’t stop showing us the progress you are making along the way. Like “Mark in the corner” has said, not all of us have attained the same level. In fact we are all a work-in-progress.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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