Well you look as if you will fit in just fine. Note your inability to
string two more than sentences together. And I _know_ heaps of WWer's
who can spel kidding two....
OK. Maybe you are serious. Not being a very good woodworker, I am
(still, just) willing to listen.
So, seriously. If you come in here with an attitude like yours, to a
group of _woodworkers_, then maybe your "anti-social" image is
self-funded? Try approaching in a postive manner. Read the posts for a
while and decide for yourself. If you want to ask woodworking
questions, ask woodworking questions.
I will say that if you are looking for a chat, amongst serious
woodworkers, walk away. They are busy avoiding getting hurt while
Do you mean "antisocial" (don't spend a lot of time chatting just for
fun) or illiterate ("can barely string two sentences together")?
I agree with the other posts saying woodworking is generally an
individual activity, and if you're looking for something to do to meet
people or chat, try something else. In my opinion, however,
woodworking is an enjoyable and satisfying hobby, and time spent
working wood is great time spent with my own thoughts and without
distractions (including other people).
If you're implying that woodworkers are not smart, however, I'd have to
disagree. I am currently finishing my MS in biotechnology, one
woodworking friend is a successful computer programmer and web
designer, and another is an engineer.
Given the number of posts that are longer than 2 sentences, I'd have to
argue that this newsgroup is more literate than your stereotype.
Woodworking might not be easier than software, but it's more
straightforward. I've never had to cut dovetails deliberately
back-to-front because that was the only way to make them work with M$oft
PineyWood for Windowframes.
And another major advantage of woodworking is that clients don't phone at
2:30am to complain that an end table isn't working right.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
Nobody ever left footprints in the sands of time by sitting on his butt.
And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?
Frank Lloyd Wright, architect, did receive some angry calls from a
number of his distinguished clients when the elegant, astounding, and
far ahead of the technology roofs on his buildings began leaking onto
their dinner parties. I wonder if this falls into this category. I
have received angry comments from family members when recently
installed towel bars suddenly and explosively disconnect from
incorrectly installed framing members.
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