On the Level: How You Can Save Woodworking

By Christopher Schwarz
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From the October 2010 issue # 185
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Almost every week I get a message from a woodworker who is terrifi ed that we are the last generation of people who will build furniture in our home workshops.

I’m not nearly as apocalyptic, but I do get queasy when I hear about the shuttering of another high-school shop class. Or when I see people buying disposable furniture that might last two years. And to top things off, we all winced when Norm Abram announced he wasn’t making any new episodes of “The New Yankee Workshop.”

It does make you wonder: How will we inspire young people to take up the tools of our craft?


From the October 2010 issue # 185
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