The Learning Curve #1: Your First "Ah-ha" Moment

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This is part 1 in a 9 part series: The Learning Curve

  1. Your First "Ah-ha" Moment
  2. Amigurumi SCULPTING FACES
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  1. Amigurumi HAIR

Think back… way back…

What was the FIRST thing that you learned about woodworking, as you worked on your first creation?

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Thinking back to the “first” was a challenge … as I can’t remember what I tried first as I longed to make a box, just a box, any box.

The “Roswell Heritage” candleholder was one of my first experiences using the tools … and maybe my first ah-ha moment was that the tools weren’t as intimidating as I had thought.
Just know the tool, take your time, be careful. (although I still refuse to use the table saw. Not going to happen!)

(and for the record, Rick and I made this creation together)

EDIT: now that I think about it … as I think about this project, using old barn boards from my Great-Grandfather’s barn … my first “ah-ha” moment was that when you cut through old, greyed wood, that the original beauty of the wood still lies inside – a hidden treasure.

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nice story hang in there the table saw can be your friend but safety all ways first

jim

thanks.
And what was YOUR first “ah ha” moment?

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I can’t remember any first aha moment, but I have one every time I had success using a newly learned skill.

Mike, an American living in Norway

nice answer!

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