I recently had the chance to interview an established woodworker about his life in woodworking. Tim McCready stopped by my other woodworking blog, A Woodworking Odyssey, to comment on using pinch dogs, and somehow that grew into something much more than a comment. I think the interview turned out really well, and Tim allowed the use of some pictures to illustrate some of the comments. He does beautiful work.In the interview, Tim talks about:
- how he entered the trade
- how he became his own boss
- how he would suggest getting into the trade yourself (if you are so inclined).
My two favorite lines from the interview:
- “My philosophy is ‘Cry once when you buy a tool instead of crying the thousands of times you actually have to use it.’”
- “I’d love to call Lee Valley and tell them to send me one of everything, but obviously if I did that the only business I’d be able to operate is a giant yard sale!”
Boy, I’d like to be at that yard sale! I had such a great time talking with Tim that I hope to do it again with other dedicated and talented woodworkers.
I hope you’ll stop by and read the interview at A Woodworking Odyssey, and if you know of interesting, talented woodworkers who might be willing to be interviewed, please leave me a comment. I’ll write you back for details.
-- Rookster, (http://www.robertkarl.org/woodworkingblog/)