Imagine the days a few decades ago when a man and a boy stood side by side and the man said, “That’s a good question, Paul. Best let me show you!” And he took the plane, flipped it around, end for end, upside down and side to side and taught the youngster all he knew about the Leonard Bailey bench plane. And the knowledge passed from a lone man to a lone boy and the answers remained in the boy throughout his lifetime as a furniture maker and woodworker. It’s different now. Or is it? George couldn’t help himself but to give the answers when I asked. There was something about that rare breed of mentoring craftsmen. I know that I cannot help myself when someone asks a question. I just want to be a solution.
Thank you for sending in your questions and I will do my best to answer them.
Our next Q&A is coming up on YouTube on Thursday 2nd April 2020 at 14:00 BST, you will be able to watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeOol0JE348