You are reading this column slap dab in the middle of “Get Woodworking Week,” and if you don’t know what that is, it is a laudable project pioneered by Tom Iovino on his “Tom’s Workbench” blog.
As we contemplate ways to get more people involved in the hobby, craft, and vocation of woodworking, your first questions might be “Why do we need more woodworkers?”
Very simply, more woodworkers will increase the pool of potential customers for tools, training, supplies, and more. An increase in the customer pool will translate to higher sales for those who provide us those basic necessities of woodworking life, which in turn will fuel innovation and help keep prices in check. But more woodworkers will do more…much more.