As a hobby woodworker and blogger, you may note that at times there is a break between posts. My intention is to post every week, but occasionally life gets in the way. No apologies, but an explanation of how I work. Perhaps someday I can become a full time hobbyist, but not yet.
Notice I did not say professional woodworker.
Having been a professional musician, I know what is required of a professional craftsperson. I would like to keep wookworking fun, and be able to do what I want to do. I have no ambition to do this as a profession. As a professional, there are deadlines, compromises of all sorts, and when someone pays you for a commission, it may not be what you want to do so much as what the customer wants.
There are many out there who do this, and I think it is great, don't get me wrong. I want to do things my way, for enjoyment's sake, on my own (slow) pace.
At least for now.
OK, less soapbox, more woodworking: