...I'm sure this comes as no surprise to the authors and readers of FWW. With the promise of Wall Street tarnished, the enduring satisfaction one can discover in the workshop seems to glow brighter. Woodworking exercises a person's full capacities--hands, heart, and head--in a holistic way that is both enjoyable and empowering. Instead of buying happiness, you learn to make it. Instead of acommodating a world built by others, you learn to construct your own. Craft has long been a road less traveled. Yet there is much to be said for meaningful, self-expressive work in today's world; whether one does it as a hobby or a profession.
Although everyone reading this has found there own individual route to this forum, I thought that most of the people here could probably identify with this statement and that some might enjoy it.