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Jack Dover
It's a big deal pretty much everywhere, since it allows avoiding pretty much everything from between a credit card and an instagram posts. One of my local lumber suppliers sells boards for those folks. Boards are pre-planed and pre-sanded, holes are pre-drilled. The idea behind this is one can just pay for the board, quickly tape it and pour epoxy all over — and not even touch wood (that would be a terrible experience, wouldn't it). Holes are for hair pin legs. I could possibly get past the whole resin idea, but the aesthetic of a slab of glass on puny legs is just beyond my capacity. That's the most crowded aisle most of the time even with the price being at least x3 per bf.

I wonder about it for quite sometime: there's obviously a big group of people that want to belong to something without doing anything. Just spend some money, post a few pictures - voilá, you're a "woodworker" now and a resin "artist". Maybe estrangement and alienation is so pervasive that these people can't really accept the notion of being present in every part of a process and owning it, from inception to finishing, but ones I've talked to are extremely avert to any sort of manual labor. Like this:

— I'm going to buy a CNC/3D printer to make cutting/serving boards/souvenirs/furniture.

— Well, you should be aware that there are cheaper and more enjoyable ways of doing this. [Some explanation follows]

— Yeah, well, you know, I hate working like this, also I don't have skills. With a CNC/3D printer I'll just(*) download what I like, press a button and go hang out or watch Netflix.

(*) at this point you realize they have no idea what are they talking about.

At some point I decided to shield myself from such people - no talking woodworking on social networks, no talking to non-woodworkers about woodworking, not posting my work on social networks (not that I have tons of stuff worth posting, but still).

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At 73 I'm still younger than most of my tools.
I am 72, but in my mind I am....
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