Woodworking for what ails you!
Wood cures first sounds like curing wood. You know there really is a thing called curing wood. The curing process allows the wood to release moisture, protects against decay, and helps prepare the wood for woodworking and to receive surface finishes. It is best to allow wood to cure slowly this enables it to dry without warping. You end up with more wood to be used for all the wonderful projects that you come up with.
Of course I am using “wood cures” here in a little different light.
Let me explain what I mean here.
You may be working for someone else; you may be working for yourself. Whatever your work situation is after a day of taking care of all the stress related responsibilities that are a part of your day you need something else to do to unwind. I am talking about something different than ending up a couch potato sitting in front of the TV watching whatever is on the boob tube. I am including here even ending up in front of the computer watching some else doing it for you.
This may only postpone what you really need!
You may need to unhook even from the virtual world and use your own hands to make something beautiful! You may find an experience a little more real, tangible – a little more connected to the world around you.
Heck, the satisfaction of using your own hands to make something beautiful and useful may lead to an inner experience verging of the spiritual.
This is when you’re doing woodworking for all that ails you.
This is when we can say that wood cures!