Interviews #1: Woodworking Soundbite

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Blog entry by rookster posted 09-10-2008 03:58 AM 905 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I recently had the chance to interview an established woodworker about his life in woodworking. Tim McCready stopped by my other woodworking blog, A Woodworking Odyssey, to comment on using pinch dogs, and somehow that grew into something much more than a comment. I think the interview turned out really well, and Tim allowed the use of some pictures to illustrate some of the comments. He does beautiful work.

In the interview, Tim talks about:
  • how he entered the trade
  • how he became his own boss
  • how he would suggest getting into the trade yourself (if you are so inclined).

My two favorite lines from the interview:

  1. “My philosophy is ‘Cry once when you buy a tool instead of crying the thousands of times you actually have to use it.’”
  2. “I’d love to call Lee Valley and tell them to send me one of everything, but obviously if I did that the only business I’d be able to operate is a giant yard sale!”

Boy, I’d like to be at that yard sale! I had such a great time talking with Tim that I hope to do it again with other dedicated and talented woodworkers.

I hope you’ll stop by and read the interview at A Woodworking Odyssey, and if you know of interesting, talented woodworkers who might be willing to be interviewed, please leave me a comment. I’ll write you back for details.

-- Rookster, (

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#1 posted 09-11-2008 05:49 PM

Nice info there. Thanks.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#2 posted 09-11-2008 08:00 PM


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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