Going back to school is always difficult as you get older, but doing so for woodworking can sound implausible. It required financially commitment, but I knew Port Townsend School was where I wanted to learn the woodworking foundations. The reason I started that journey was the realization that I wanted to put my creative side to productive use. The school was the place where I can surround myself with the best craftsmen I can learn from. I felt that challenges I faced in every project allowed me to build my skill set and each project served as a foundation for the next one. The ultimate goal of seeing how the knowledge gained comes together through creation of value and quality is extremely rewarding.
- Although young people are generally more apt to attend college, age need not be a deterrent for people wanting to learn more.
- It is not always an easy route to go to college later in life, but being willing to stick to it and follow a dream is key.
- As one grows older, they find that learning something like woodworking is, in itself, the true award.
“It’s really neat to see how everything comes together in the end and how I rewarded myself with a frame and panel chest that I drafted on a piece of paper and brought to life.”