Peter Ellis wrote:I think this might be a good thread to cross. Post into the PEP/PEX forum, so people reading there will find the discussion, as well as those who come across it here.
I don't see discussion of how to select your wood, which I think would need to be the very first thing to know. Next is how to store it and the time line of your work process. Peter Follansbee covers this well in his blog.
Penny Dumelie wrote:Somewhere in there I would consider adding something about learning the different types of joins, when to use each type, and how they work/how to make them.
As someone who knows almost nothing about this topic, other than what I have seen on chairs and the like we own, I would need to learn this before constructing any furniture. Or maybe there is a chair pattern that can be followed somewhere that would incorporate the most common joins (learn while doing)?
I recognize that everything you laid out is reasonable and probably necessary for professional level work...
I would think that a person pursuing black belt level in green woodworking would be looking at the skills you are looking for in a person who might pursue a professional career in the area...
...while a white belt would run more along the lines of someone who knew enough about it to recognize whether a bidder on a prospective job actually knew their stuff, but not necessarily being qualified to do the job themselves...
Please understand I am not disagreeing with your list, only suggesting that it is setting the bar awfully high at the beginning.
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