Thank goodness for Moms, who are so good at saving things from our childhood. In this case, we’re talking about one of the first woodworking projects that George ever made, way back in his junior high school days. Here’s a throwback to how George got started in woodworking, leading to what he’s doing today. Although it was a simple project, it included a variety of woodworking tasks, all done by hand.
A great teacher
Never underestimate the influence a teacher can have on someone’s life. For George, Mr. Mathis was more than his junior high shop teacher, he was a mentor, and had a huge impact on George becoming the woodworking instructor he is today. If you had an influential teacher in your life, please take the time to tell them about the positive effects they had on you.
Beginner level projects
The project George shows in this video is a great example of an introductory level project that teaches a lot of basic woodworking skills. Beginner woodworking projects should be pieces you can make with the tools you have, but should also stretch your skill set and comfort zone a little. No matter what kind of woodworking project you might be looking for, WoodWorkers Guild of America can help you out. We offer projects from beginner to advanced in furniture making, cabinet making, lathe turning, and more.
Your kids’ stuff
The simple tray in this video shows the importance of holding onto some of the things your kids have produced over the years. How great it is, as adults, to be able to look at these items, and remember the paths they helped us get started on.