TEACHING - PUSHING IT FORWARD
I have had great joy and satisfaction in teaching wood working, especially to those who don't think they have the ability or talent. I have found most people have an "Inner Creativity" that just needs a place to be nourished. With a little encouragement, instruction and patience, these talents can blossom.
My journey in "learning" started by my father's side at a very early age. My father was a master teacher and instilled in me the desire to learn and perfect my skills. Curiosity is a great motivator in life. Because of Dad's example, I enjoy the learning process and desire passing on the "Tricks and Training."
"Life's Lessons" or principles that you may learn in a wood shop. In the shop you are always checking to see if your project is "square" or "true." These same principles can be life lessons. You will make mistakes in wood working as you do in life, but as in life you can find ways to make repairs and salvage your project.