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Mark Hennebury
David,

I said this a long time ago, and i still believe that its true;

Understanding Woodworking is pretty simple, and with a little of the correct guidance a person could learn all they need in a month. Everything to get started on the road to a life of discovery.

1.Understanding basic wood structure; mechanical properties, relationship to moisture.

2. Cutting tools and their interaction with wood structure.

3. Referencing and marking out.

A good working understanding of wood is not complicated.
Basic cell structure, moisture and movement, and the mechanical structeral properties of working with a tubular material.

The fundamentals of cutting tools and their relationship is very simple; how many different ways can you put a chisel into wood? All cutting tools are in essence arrangements of one or more chisels.

The understanding of controlled cutting with chip limiters and chipbreakers.

An understanding of referencing principles, developing procedures project management, to mitigate error.

These are the foundations that all of woodwork stands on, learn these and you can go and build anything.

And they are simple and easy to learn.

Keep and open mind.
Don't pledge allegiance to any particular school of thought, or idolize any teacher.

Learn from everyone and everywhere.
Take what works and discard the rest.

Critical thinking.
Take responsibility to question and verify everything.

If you ask, someone will answer; that's not how you acquire knowledge.

If you look, you will see. Analyse, test, investigate, experiment, look and learn.

Don't trust others, most of all don't trust yourself. Test and verify.

The human brain doesn't care about right or wrong, it makes crap up and tells your mind that its real. That's why you can't argue with someone that believes something. Belief is the acceptance without verification or evidence.

Ask someone as a last resort, not a first, after you have pondered and tried to understand and solve the problem yourself. Then take with a grain of salt and test and verify before you accept it.

Everyone has to accept responsibility for what they know or don't know. Woodworking is not that complicated.

Help and guidance to point you on the path of discovery and understanding is what you need not need not quick answers.

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