|Forum topic by Lee Barker||posted 12-08-2010 06:45 PM||712 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
12-08-2010 06:45 PM
For 29 years I’ve earned my living as a woodworker. For the most part, it has been joyous. I am proud of my work, thankful that I’ve survived, and eager to keep at it. Every day I look at my shop and feel humbled that I get to do what I love and what, I’m pretty sure, I was hardwired to do from the get go.
The title of the “sweating for bucks…” forum strikes me as negative. Perhaps it is an attempt to be ironic, but I just notice a little twinge whenever I read it, and I’m not much drawn to read in it because of that feeling.
Just my $.02!
The word “pro” is offputting, I think, and a lot of the spirit of this entire site comes from the non pros. I would not want to suggest an elitism.
Maybe Fulltime Woodworkers gets a little closer.
-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"