|Forum topic by Craftsman on the lake||posted 1718 days ago||1298 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
1718 days ago
I often wonder about people who do certain things. Things like woodworking. To be a woodworker you have to have a number of skills that are crossover skills in many other types of activities. You’ve got to be a mechanic, artistic, precise, creative, decent at some types of math, coordinated, have good spacial ability, to name a few. A woodworker is also a chess player or at least have some characteristics of a chess player. You’ve got to be able to see beyond step 1. In fact if step 99 is the finished product, you’ve got step 99 in your head before you start step 1. And you can probably see steps 2-98 as clearly as the step 1 you’re working on. But if step 12 isn’t what you expected you adjust to make it come into line and then move on.
So, any renaissance people here? Are you a Jack of many trades? Do you turn bowls but also play the cello in your spare time? I would expect that the group here are not typical of the general population. You’ve got more going on in your head at once than many other people simply because you happen to be the type of person who was drawn to an interest like woodworking.
So, anyone want to blow their own horn. This is a “you have permission to brag” forum topic. Let us know what else you dabble in. Be it musical or solving equations in your spare time. You may have a passion for fly fishing as an art or make designer boxer shorts. Let’s hear and/or see some stuff that is not wood but just as impressive.
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