Monday, October 23, 2017

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frontpage “Levels of Woodworkers” When do you transition from hobbyist to craftsman?

I have always liked my heroes to be humble. Because I view humility as a great quality, I found it difficult to call myself a craftsman even after I had spent most of my life playing with wood. After I retired and put together a reasonable shop in my garage, I began dreaming of the day I could make a living in the shop; so I started a little LLC and started taking customers. When people would call and ask me to build something I wasn't 100% sure of I would often say, "I'm just a hobbyist..." After about another year, I finally stopped calling myself a hobbyist.

Read more: 23 Aug 2013 - Hobbyist or Craftsman?

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