Anonymous said: Hey Wilbur, Any tips for a budding young wood/metal worker such as myself??
Build stuff. Don’t worry so much about the method. There are many ways to accomplish the same task, and what works for one person may not work for another. That doesn’t mean that one is right and one is wrong, as long as the task is accomplished. And the best way to figure out what works for you is to build something, and see how it goes.
I certainly have spent a lot of time watching videos, taking classes, and surfing the internet learning about woodworking, but making projects probably has taught me more than any of the above.
This is true of all of my work, too. The more projects you build, the more skills you have. The more skills you have, the more you want to put them to work. The more you put them to work, the more you are able to do. The more things you build, the more you learn about building, and the more willing you are to take on greater challenges.