What’s your ideal life? Maybe you've considered this question in depth, or maybe you've never thought of it before. Either way, close your eyes and try to picture your ideal life. Visualize your location, the people you’re with on a daily basis, and the activities you engage in regularly. Are you still a woodworker? Does woodworking play a big role in your day-to-day life? Yeah, me, too.
Everyone dreams of achieving a sense of contentment and centeredness in their life. I can’t promise that our ideal lives will ever come to pass exactly how we imagined them, but there are things that we can do to bring reality a few steps closer to imagination. Small things. Simple things.
I won’t write many posts here that give step-by-step instructions for furniture making techniques. This blog is focused more on the “what” and the “why” rather than the “how-to.” The Internet is full of sites that give excellent and detailed "how-to" instruction in woodworking, and I honestly don’t have much to add to the information that others are presenting. On this site, I’m more interested in exploring why we build things, how woodworking impacts our world, and how we can slowly inch our real lives closer to our ideal. I’ll write about my current projects and the challenges and choices that I’m facing during the construction, but I’ll also step back on a regular basis to explore what the craft means to me and to consider what changes I can make in myself and my work to constantly improve.
I’m not the most skilled or knowledgeable woodworker on the Internet, and I don’t purport to have the answers to Life, the Universe, and Everything, but if you’re searching for a more harmonious fusion of life and craft, then I encourage you to follow along and even join in on my journey toward a woodworking life, less ordinary.