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When I was a very young kid (now 36), I used to watch my dad make projects with wood. I can still remember him making potato bins, storage chests, etc. for Christmas gifts, special requests, and birthdays. Today, when I tell people I am intersted in woodworking I get a look like I have an arm growing out off my as*. I can understand that with todays busy jobs and not a lot of hooby time, people lean toward buying rather than making. I still consider myself relatively young and I love woodworking. Where do you see our beloved hobby in the future?
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Where do you see our beloved hobby in the future?
As long as wood working tools are sold, there will be a hobby.

I sure enjoy it. Making something useful out of a board is what it's all about.

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It will in all probability be where we can afford to take it. For many of us that is the limiting factor the cost of wood, tools and the like. When it costs too much we will find another way to get it done.

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Woodworking is on an up turn. There are more stores offering products for home woodworkers. I never built a project with a grand parent or my dad, but I made sure my son did. Scouting promotes woodworking with it's Pinewood Derby and many schools have picked up on this. Derek caught the imagination of 75 kids at his towne fair with the airplane kits and yo-yos for the kids to assemble. I invite many of the people I meet to come make some sawdust with me, do you? Turning a pen, building a box, making a piece of furniture or just a kids toy; it is all good. From where I stand "the future is so bright I gotta wear shades..."

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Ask me when I get my 12 and a half inch telescope made. I started it over a year ago.

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