|Forum topic by Willie1031||posted 999 days ago||848 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
999 days ago
Since I have moved to a new town, picked woodworking back up, and got back from overseas I have started hunting for the honey hole wood shops. Everyone I talk to says go to El Paso. That’s 90 miles away and soul crushing. So, I went to give my wife a kiss at work and saw a woodworking shop across the street (what luck).
I went in there and this fella is amazing. He drops his owns trees and makes beds, coffee tables, and many more things. He’s very good. I told him I was planning on making a cutting board and wanted to try different woods. Some woods like walnut or maple…then I blurted out Cherry. He says that he just happens to have a piece. My jaw dropped. He brought out a piece that was about 3’ X 2’. He said I could have it. I felt very unworthy because he’s so good, and I’m beginning again, so I didn’t take it.
I guess I’m just venting that there is nothing here and I turned down a golden oppurtunity. Should I have taken the piece of Cherry? It was so weathered and beautiful. I’ll be dreaming about it tonight.
-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain