Woodworking is therapeutic to me. It gives me something on which to focus my creative energies. It lets me use my hands in a constructive way, something I do not do during my daily work.
One thing I love about woodworking is that it makes the carpenter slow down. I have found that the more I try to rush, the less perfect the outcome.
For example, the last time I got to work on my current project, I was frustrated with the materials at hand and I rushed because I was wasn't getting as much done. The wood I had at my disposal wasn't quite straight so I had to affix multiple pieces together like Frankenstein. Then my calculations were off because I didn't take into account the girth of the lumber.
This of course made for a very shoddy TV Stand
My 3 Step Process for Creating Quality Work includes some lessons that were hard to learn. Without them, however, I wouldn't be where I am today.
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