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.