I always looked up to my grandfather, a self-made man who only spent a year or so in college but had somehow managed to learn four languages. While he enjoyed the finer things in life – French wines, sailing on Lake Huron, etc. – he was also one of the hardest workers I’ve ever met. Long after he retired as the president of a paper company, he continued puttering around the house doing home improvement tasks and working on little projects in the garage.
To be more precise, the garage was really more of a workshop. He had built separate carports years ago and reserved the garage for his wood working. Wood working tools could be seen strewn all about the place on shelves and lining the walls on hangers. Whether he was fixing an old dining room chair or building a table to give away as a wedding present, grandpa always managed to stay busy.
If you’re interested in learning more about woodworking, here are a few resources to get you started.