Benchmarks: Tim Rousseau’s Source of Inspiration
It could be said I got my start in woodworking when I took my first class at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in 1997. But the truth of it is I got bitten by the woodworking bug when I was in middle school and high school woodshop. I remember it being really the only place in school that made sense to me. I remember my shop teacher saying to me “Mr. Rousseau if all my students were like you I’d have a much easier life.” I loved it down there in those school shops. That’s where it all started for me.
I suppose that has led to the question that I ask all my students on the first day of class in our first meeting at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. “What is it about woodworking/furniture making that interests you? Or in other words what are you doing here?”