Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Chitown cornfields
Same with my grandfather who would let you help.
"Here, sand this" and you would sand the thing for a few hours, and he would comment, "Close but keep going!"
It was nothing more than a way of keeping us kids consumed with something till we got bored of the board.
Then we would go play (out of his hair).
He was a Master Woodworker and when older I could really appreciate his fine detail.
Well, I never wanted to do fine joinery and superb finishes (I think he ruined me from wanting to do that), but I turned out being an architect/Builder, and now after decades I am making some furniture from chainsawed log cuts. Modern but with a rustic natural flair. If I can't shape it with a chainsaw and a 36 grit grinder, I'm not interested.
BUT it becomes something that gets in your blood.