Wood working can be one of the most fun and rewarding activities imaginable. It attracts all kinds and has a special place in the heart for anyone who has an interest in art, crafts, furniture, home improvement, being creative or innovative.
If you love building things or fixing things, designing things or inventing things it will never get boring.
There is always a way to make it work, and it was never more true than in woodworking that “all the good ideas have not been thought”
If you love working with hand tools, this is as good as it gets. There are lots of woodworking purists who get their jollies from using nothing but hand tools, and a lot of them will go to great lengths to even make their own tools. Especially when the project has a unique need or function.
And if you love working with power tools, it gets even better. The more power the better. Stronger bigger faster longer lasting, just better. They come in all variations and prices.
For example, take a basic table saw. It is impossible to imagine all the things a talented woodworker can do with only that one piece of equipment. An inexpensive simple one that might cost around a $100 can sometimes be as effective as $5000 commercial unit for a small project. Two table saws can be a real advantage for making multiple cuts.
The new generation of battery powered tools is nothing short of amazing.
The tools just keep getting better in both function and power.
There is nothing quite like having the right tool for the job. But it can also be very rewarding to make a tool jig for doing something special that was not exactly what it says it is made for in the owners manual.