I’ve been bouncing all around the Internet reading the many posts that are helping to get the word out about “Get Woodworking Week” – an idea conceived of and promulgated by Tom Iovino at Tom’s Workbench (where you’ll find links to the many other woodworking writers who are helping to spread the word). The idea is to encourage folks – especially those new to woodworking – to get off the couch and into the shop.
Today, Kari Hultman (The Village Carpenter) wrote about and shared pictures of some of her early work, and encouraged everyone to record their projects for posterity. I was not smart enough to do that – which is a darn shame, because I’d dearly love to get my hands on a shot of the turned candlesticks I made in my sixth-grade shop class; I’ve long been thinking those were my first woodworking project. (I thought my mom had my (no-doubt masterful) work – but she just looked (again), and no joy.