It all started with an episode of Roy Underhill's The Woodwrights Shop. I think it was the Roubo bookstand episode. I was so intrigued by the idea of not using power tools, that piqued my interests. Fast forward a few months, and I took the plunge. I started with Paul Sellers book Working Wood vol. 1 & 2. His pragmatic but straightforward style really resonated with me. I soon also discovered the likes of Chris Swartz, et. al. as I think most do on this path. I have learned a lot from the blogs and videos of others so I want to make my contribution and hopefully help someone else along the way. To provide a little insight into my perspective, I am a surgeon by day and I appreciate the subtleties and intricacies of observing the differences in wood types and it's response to our tools. Additionally, this makes me feel like I have less of a chance of separating a finger from my body and prematurely ruining my day job.
Particularly of interest to me is the ability to learn the most subtle of movements from videos of the modern day masters of this style of work, and I appreciate them making videos of their work available through you tube or their appearances with Roy Underhill. So begins this new journey. I hope others can learn from my errors, and I can learn from anyone who reads this and feels like sharing some wisdom and advice with me.