The Way of All Woodworkers

Woodworking is among one of the most popular hobbies, hand crafting a lazy susan, garden bench or coffee table is fun and practical. Woodworkers love the fall and winter months as it allows more time to work on projects.

It happens every year ... as the days begin to get shorter here on the tundra, and we begin to don sweaters, fleece, wool sox -- and to huddle together for warmth -- that singular and vitally important annual celebration begins to loom large on the calendar. No, it is not St Andrew's Day (important to us who celebrate the clans and haggis), nor is it the winter solstice. No, the anniversary that I am referring to is the 11th of December, 1955.

Curiously, I am still sensing that some of you have not circled this date on your calendar, and are confused as to its importance. The answer is simple ... that is the birthday of your humble editor in chief. Let me be clear: I am not looking for gifts of any kind. But for some reason ....

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