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 Post subject: Amateur woodworkers - Do you do woodworking to relax?
Post #1 Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:36 am 
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From time to time, I hear people say they do woodworking to relax. Do you belong to that group?

I never do hobby woodworking for relaxation reasons. Projects are a lot of work, stressful (a hand-cut dovetail could come out wrong, glue-ups, blunders to fix) and the next one seems always to be the one that will be better (though not necessarily true). I also don't find woodworking by hand more relaxing than using machines as some allege. I do woodworking because the end result gives me pride and satisfaction. Every time I look at the "masterpiece," touch the handle or run my fingers over the crisp edges, I feel the joy of woodworking. Relaxation has never been a motivating factor for doing it.

Is woodworking a relaxation avenue for you? :clap:

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Post #2 Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:23 pm 
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I do a little sculpture in my spare time, and while it's not really relaxing, there is a side akin to meditation : you're focused on your object, letting the unwanted thoughts at bay.

If you're curious (and even if you're not :lol: ), here is a couple of sculptures I made this year :

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Casual calligraphy and fun reading are two, for me. :study:
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