Bob Lang’s “The 6 Most Important Woodworkers I’ve Ever Known”

June 30, 2014

Inspiration comes to us from many different places. The materials we buy, the tools we use, the mentors who guide us and above all the people we meet along the way.

I can honestly say that in my life I’ve been very fortunate to have opportunities others could only dream of having. And sadly, I can also say that I’ve squandered many of them because of a complete lack of understanding how important they were and any appreciation for them.

6 most important woodworkers

Bob Lang’s 6 most important woodworkers, photo courtesy

Last week Bob Lang (executive editor at Popular Woodworking Magazine, accomplished woodworker, author and instructor) spent time with an extraordinary group of teenagers who should inspire all of us.

Not just inspire us to want to be better woodworkers, but to inspire us to be mentors and supporters of students who find themselves in tough situations and choose to improve themselves versus giving in to their surroundings.

Over the past week Bob spent time with a group of five amazingly talented teenagers from the woodworking program at North Salem High School in Salem, Oregon. They, along with their instructor came to a chair building class at the Chidwick School of Fine Woodworking in Stevensville, Montana.

I can’t begin to do justice to the story that Bob tells of this experience, so I’ll stop here and invite…no…I INSIST you read this story. I think you’ll find it just as inspiring as I do, and in the end, you’ll probably agree with Bob that these kids are “The 6 Most Important Woodworkers I’ve Ever Known” CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE.

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