Quick Poll

Today in the United States, we are celebrating Father’s Day. I am writing this poll in the wee hours of the morning because I know the rest of my day is going to be filled with lots of fun and relaxation, so I wanted to get this done early.

With today being Father’s Day, it’s only natural that the poll touch on an important topic – how much of an influence was your dad on your woodworking?  My dad wasn’t necessarily a fine woodworker, but he was a VERY handy DIY kind of guy who showed me the ropes when it came to working with tools. And, during one big home improvement project – the finishing of our basement in our home – I caught the bug. Sure, the bug took about another 15 years to really kick in when it came to woodworking, but hey, it was a time delayed bug!

Thanks, Dad.

(Oh, while I’m at it, happy Father’s Day to everyone out there, especially Marc Spagnuolo and Aaron Marshall, celebrating their first Father’s Day today!)

So, this week, tell us how much of an influence your dad was on your woodworking.

4 thoughts on “Quick Poll”

  1. Umm, none really. He’s never been big on DIY stuff.
    I’d probably say my primary influence at first was New Yankee Workshop that I started catching on TV when I was around 30 and I became fascinated with it.

  2. I’m with Steve.
    Norm (& David Mark’s) got me hooked.
    (But my Dad was my best pal.)

  3. Dad, not so much. Granddad showed me at an early age, the way to use tools, finishing tips and overall woodworking.

  4. My father was useless as a woodworker. However his father was a skilled cabinet maker who taught me loads, but my French polishing will never be anywhere near as good as his

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