Giving Thanks for Woodworking
Issue: Issue 340
Posted Date: 12/3/2013
Last week, the U.S. celebrated the holiday of Thanksgiving, day of giving thanks (OK, and of eating turkey and pumpkin pie). We posed the question to the Woodworker's Journal Facebook community: "It's time to give thanks: for family, for food, for your favorite hobby ... for which aspect of woodworking are you most thankful?"
The following are some of the comments we heard. - Editor
"I'm thankful to have my shop as a place to find solitude and get away from the stress factors of everyday life. Woodworking brings peace to my inner being." - Ed D.
"As I get older, I find great satisfaction in woodturning. Although I have enjoyed my time as a furniture builder, mostly children's heirloom pieces, the challenge becomes handling the large tables, high chairs, etc. Turning pepper mills, bowls, platters and the like is less physically taxing and provides for beautiful gift giving and sales opportunities." - Paul O
"The fact I can create something I am proud to give as a gift and people are pleased to receive it." - Mitch A.
"That other woodworkers are willing to share experiences and information." - Donald F.
"The fact that I am able to create with wood and have the time and ability and my wife's blessing! I'm a lucky guy!" - Cool Tool Shed