Watching, waiting for accuracy to emerge in each student varies. Some get it immediately, while others fall behind a little. One man moves rapidly, makes a mistake and recuts a whole piece, others just get it. Three-dimensional woodworking generates energy between the benches. The new successes translate into smiles, relaxation and often laughter.
Everyone gets there eventually and then the whole atmosphere of the shop is fully charged with an energy that doesn’t revolve round money or economics. Peace settles in and the next stage is tackled with saws and chisels again. Another great day left boxes and lids ready on the benches for the next day of hingeing and fitting.