How to Build a Paddle
Read. Listen. Enjoy, too. At a high level, woodworking is simple stuff. That's part of what attracts makers. I think handworking wood offers a wonderful reprieve from other aspects of day to day life. Once you dig in though, the simplicity of wood and handwork has its own vocabulary, its own workflow, and its own limitations. Recognizing those issues takes handworking wood to another place, where the same wood, hands, and tools can turn out better quality.