Building for Others
I know that oftentimes my words here are an older version of the “class clown” — goofy stuff that may entertain, but has little substance. But this time out I would like to take a moment to say thank you to all of the woodworkers out there who are making toys and gifts for children and others who have little. This is no small thing, as I have spent years in woodworking-related publishing, and I have lost count of the number of people who have told me that they have a guild or a group of buddies who, every year, make so many gifts, especially for kids. There is no fame or praise — these folks just do it for the love of others. And that, to me, is such a wonderful thing and demonstrates the characteristics that I have found in so many of my woodworking brethren — a kindness and consideration that is much to be admired.
As this holiday season gets hectic, it is good to know that there are people who are truly thinking of others and acting to make things better for those in need.
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
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