What is a woodworker ? This is a question that has recently been presented to me, and as I read though the emails I realize how much the opions on this subject vary. From joinery techniques used to finishing methods applied, even years of experience as a measurement of what seems to be a magical title.
For me a woodworker can only be measured by their passion and not defined by age, skill or even the complexity of what they build. For me one of the greatest woodworkers is the child, who glues together popsicle sticks and create something amazing like a new ornament for the Christmas tree, you can see the passion in their face and feel it in their explanation of what they just created. A passion that grows and evolves with age and time to create what ever their imagination drives them to, for me this is a woodworker. I do not feel the road one takes on their journey should define them, but it's the passion that you set forth on this road that will.
Woodworking with Tommy P