Get Woodworking Week, February 3 – 9, is just about here, which means it’s time for all you curb-standers, pot-sitters, bait-cutters, bench-warmers, fence-sitters and undecided-voters to… that’s right… Get Woodworking!
2013 is the second year that – and we plan to continue this into infinity and beyond – the coolest woodworking bloggers devote the first week of February encouraging folks to take up woodworking, get back to woodworking, or to finish that woodworking project lingering alone, an unmet promise, in the woodshop, garage, storeroom, barn, corner, shelf – as in just do it!
We know that there are plenty of potential wood dogs out there, lapsed wood dogs, and wood dogs yearning to be free, wood dogs who just need a boost, an urging if you will, to take that satisfying and rewarding plunge – even if that means getting only a toe in for the moment.
Tom’s Workbench’s Tom Iovino, a great and generous wood dog, has more on his blog including some relevant links to resources for entry-level woodworkers, newbies, neophytes, greenhorns, beginners — wood dogs, one and all.
So do a friend, buddy, chum, pal a favor and encourage (cajole, urge, push) him or her to give a simple project a try. Help them out as much as needed and channel your enthusiasm into them and their project.
If it’s tools they need, HOCK TOOLS offers kits to make Krenov-style planes, both large and small, a shoulder plane and a spokeshave. We also have The Perfect Edge, my most excellent book on sharpening, in hardback and paperback, that may help the beginner get over that hurdle (after all, sharpening is a basic woodworking skill.)
Any HOCK TOOLS kit ordered in February from the website with the comment Get Woodworking Week Rocks! in the comments box gets a 10% discount, including the Krenov-style wooden handplane, the shoulder plane, spokeshave, and small wooden block plane kits. But it’s gotta say Get Woodworking Week Rocks!
Woodworking is more fun when you have someone to share the experience with. Your friend needs a new coffee table and the birds need new houses. So Get Woodworking!