The woodcrafting itch creeps up on you subtly, and it’s undetectable with the naked eye; but you can spot symptoms of the infection when wooden items crafted from scratch start appearing all over the house. When I saw reader Beano_t’s flashlight holder, I thought, “That’s a great idea, and I could build it from scrap!” Only then did I realize — we’re both infected.
It’s not a bad thing. You can make all manner of cool doodads and household gear out of wood. Sometimes it comes out looking great — but if you screw up, you just make it over. Best of all, these little projects give you something to do when you get the itch to be in the shop.
Personally, I’m not seeing the downside here. Of course, I wouldn’t see it even if there was one — that’s the nature of our affliction.
Toolmonger Photo Pool [Flickr]