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    A Fine Story about a Workbench and Friends

    Has anybody seen this article in the back of fine woodworking? It was really moving to me. Google "my workbench" "karen mcbride" if the link won't work for you.




    https://www.finewoodworking.com/2021...h-my-workbench
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    Andrew, thanks for that it is a great story.

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    Fantastic story. It is a great reminder that we all start knowing nothing, and that those of us that know something need to share graciously.

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    Great story! Thanks for sharing Andrew.

    That story strikes a chord with me. My first woodworking project of any consequence was my workbench. Using plans from Popular Woodworking, it took me a long time to get it done, but I was determined to not cut any corners. I learned so much new skill on the 1 project that I gained to confidence to tackle pretty much everything going forward.
    Brian

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    Andrew Wilkie is a contributor on the Oz WW forums and I have bought many of the tools he makes, absolutely beautiful stuff. As usual he down played his contribution to Karen's woodworking start and still stays in touch with her.
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