“Woodworking is an amazing craft, one which utilizes wood and different machines in order to produce magnificent creations. The same goes for the craft of woodworking, which has evolved tremendously over time. To do this, one of the most important steps is for you to take some time and learn about the woodworking history, what it is that made woodworking into what it is today. The history of woodworking goes back much farther than most people expect.
Woodworking actually has quite a long and extensive history, one that goes back much further than most people would expect. Researchers actually think that primitive humans were the ones who first got started in woodworking but only did it truly become popular in Egyptian times. The primitive humans relied on mud, clay and dried animal parts for their woodworking projects. Of course they didn’t have any of the super advanced power tools that are now accessible to us.
During the time that the Great Pyramids were constructed, woodworkers of Egypt were incredibly accomplished and we see this in the magnificent structures that remain today. Woodworking was a very respectable craft and one that was looked upon with greatness. Over time there have been some notable woodworkers who have made their names in history. That includes Wharton Esherick, Tage Frid, Garrett Hack and Sam Maloof to name a few.
While the same basic premises are still used today, the major difference is the advancement in tools and supplies that we have available to us today. Rather than having to use clay and animal parts to make woodworking creations, the woodworkers of today have incredibly advanced tools and supplies at their disposal. Woodworking is a wonderful hobby and the list of things you can create is practically endless. You can make anything from wooden lawn figurines to kitchen cupboards, it all depends on the time and effort that you’re willing to put into it.
Woodworkers of today should be grateful for what they have available to them, compared to that of the woodworkers of yesterday. From table saws to jigsaws, woodworkers have an array of different tools they can use to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Regardless of whether you decide to just get into woodworking as a hobby or want to work professionally and make a living off your designs, it’s a wonderful craft to get involved with. There are even women now getting involved in woodworking and showing off their skills.”