Poll: What’s more important? Speed or the joy of woodworking?
When you head into the woodshop, what’s more important? Getting your work done fast or taking time to “smell the roses” and enjoy the process of woodworking?
On Thursday, two Fine Woodworking staffers will face off in a live video event, a Tenon Shootout, each championing their favorite technique. Art director Michael Pekovich favors the tablesaw/dado set method while associate editor Matt Kenney likes to cut his tenons by hand.
This raises the question… what do woodworkers value most when they head into the shop? Is your top priority to crank out furniture pieces? (Whittling down the honey-do list? Or getting client pieces out the door?)
Or, is the process of woodworking the destination? For hobbyist, perhaps they spend enough of their time focusing on speed during their day job. Maybe shop time on weekends or evenings is an opportunity to slow down.
What do you think? Vote in our poll or post a comment below with feedback. We’ll bring up these results in the Shootout on Thursday.