Woodworking: The Center of the World!
Issue: Issue 276
Posted Date: 5/31/2011
By the time you are reading this
editorial, I will be secure in a secret northern Minnesota location
catching largemouth and smallmouth bass in vast quantities! (But not
exceeding legal limits or the bounds of good sportsmanship.) I will,
of course, be using some of my own hand-turned fishing lures. While
they have not proved to be so remarkably effective that my long-time
fishing buddies are willing to pay the exorbitant prices that I would
like to charge for them, the lures actually do catch fish.
Why does that
matter? Well, it occurred to me that regardless of what I do, somehow
woodworking seems to become part of it. I think it is along the lines
of the old adage: "When all you have is a hammer, all your problems
begin to look like nails." So, because the only thing that I
apparently know anything at all about is woodworking - well, I
think you see the point.
I mean, look at my job ... woodworking.
Look at my fishing hobby ... woodworking. Gardening ... woodworking
(check out my blog post to see what I mean)! And don't even ask me
about how I do laundry.
So there you have it, proof positive
that woodworking is indeed the center of the world. (Or at least my
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker's Journal