It is the Thanksgiving holiday here in the states and I have found myself in a retrospective state of mind. I have a lot to be thankful for. Don’t worry, I’m not going to go into some long winded list of what I’m thankful for, but focus on just one.
I started this blog about a year and a half ago with no idea if I had anything to add to the woodworking world. Lets face it, my designs are far from mainstream, I use unconventional techniques and my finishing is far from the standard. That’s not to mention the fact that I try to use “home center” lumber as much as I can. Oh, and I design based upon proportions not dimensions. Now that I list it all out, I’m surprised anyone reads my blog. 😉
But the support from the on-line community has been unbelievably positive and encouraging. In the beginning my hope was to inspire others to get out in the shop and make something. I think that has happened and its those comments that really hit me. What I didn’t fully anticipate is how much your support would inspire me. The overwhelming support and encouragement inspires me to be better. A better designer, a better woodworker and a better writer. That last one is a real challenge! Hopefully I can rise to the challenge and add something of worth to the woodworking world.
So let me express a heart felt THANK YOU to all of you that support and encourage me on this blog. I doubt that you will ever know just how much it truly means to me.
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!