I love my wood crafts like the rain. I love the smell of wood, the feel of a new piece of wood, the sound of it, the brightness of the sun, the brightness of the wood.
I do not. I don’t feel the same sensations as I feel in my wood crafts. I have my tools, and I have my craft stuff, but I don’t have the experiences.
The point of wood crafts, I think, is to let you get the sensations you want. Instead of a lot of time lost figuring out tools or crafts, you get to focus on getting what you want or need. The process of learning how to do a craft is a lot like learning a language. It takes a lot of practice to be able to speak the language accurately, but it becomes second nature if you do it over and over again. We all learn to speak our native language.
But you don’t get to just be an expert in a craft. You need to be able to use that expertise to make things of value to yourself, especially if you’re crafting some sort of utilitarian object.
Crafting is a really fun and rewarding hobby for a lot of people. But you can’t just start out with an idea of what your craft is and build from there like a lot of people do. You have to practice and practice and practice and practice. You have to make sure you’re really good at it by the time it’s finished.
It’s also important to realize that the best ideas are sometimes only possible because of years of practice. The idea of “I can make a better bed than my ex” might not be achievable at first, but by the end of the project, youve made an unbelievably better bed than your ex.
The more you work on something, the easier it becomes. You can’t just think and build a house and be done with it. Not to mention youll end up doing a lot more work than you intended.
This is also why its important to start your wood work project with a plan. I mean, who knew that planning ahead would make your work easier? What happens if you don’t have a plan? You might end up not doing your best work at all.
Its also important to read, and follow all relevant instructions. If you arent sure about any of the steps, youll end up with a bad plan that doesnt work. If you have a plan, you can relax and be confident that your wood project will be done correctly.
Well, that is just a tip for a tip. Sometimes you just have to do the best you can.