Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Nature of Woodworkers

(At the risk of sounding corny/naive/Gomer Pyle-ish): Just a quick comment on what I've found to be the nature of a vast majority of woodworkers (of course there are always exceptions, as in any group). They seem to be such a kind bunch of people, happy to share their woodworking knowledge. Without fail, every single famous woodworker to whom I have written—folks who write ww books, are contributing editors to ww magazines, and in one case, has his own ww show—have all written back, often within minutes of receiving my email, and have been eager to help.

I'm not sure if it's a particular personality type that is drawn to woodworking or if it's woodworking that brings out these traits in people. Nonetheless, it's a great community of which to be a part.

9 comments:

Shazza said...

Just good ol' fashioned salt of the earth kind of people perhaps!

Anonymous said...

Soooo what!
Fruit loop

The Village Carpenter said...

Shazza, I agree with you!

Mom, am I going to have to put a "block" on your comments? Hmmm?

Shazza said...

LMAO! Mom's a whoot!!!

The Village Carpenter said...

I don't know...it's pretty bad when your own mother heckles your blog!

Anonymous said...

What the heck is LAMO? I'm lining up my blog about when I was in the Russian circus. Just came across some tassels and loops.
( Oh, sorry...guess that would be me!!)

Anonymous said...

And don't use the word MOM. Isn't this supposed to annoy-mouse! Never can be too careful. FL

The Village Carpenter said...

Annoy-mouse. That might be a more accurate nom de plume for you, Fruit Loop. ; )

LMAO = laugh my arse off.

Gye Greene said...

WW folks being nice: Particularly folks who incorporate some hand tools -- gotta be patient, observant, etc. Probably laid-back to a certain extent (tolerant of honest mistakes), as well. ;)

I've heard that gardeners are good at maintaining long-term romantic relationships: same traits -- nurturing, patience, thinking long-term.

--GG