There is a special occasion and you have to buy a gift. For some people it can be a lot of fun, but if you are anything like me it is like a living nightmare. You want the gift to be something special but you don't know what the person wants. You don't know what they need. You want it to be a surprise so you can't just call them and ask them what they want. Of course, it is always an alternative to give money as a gift, but it is so impersonal.
And gifts for woodworking can be the worst.
You know someone who really works with woodworking. Woodworking is his passion. You have been to his house and he has all imaginable tools, and maybe even some you cannot imagine. He has shelves for hardware and supplies. He may need to replace a tool that is worn out, but most woodworkers are pretty picky with the tools they buy. You can't get them just anything. Right now, the money alternative is really starting to look like the best course of action. Or is it?
There is a solution.
Something that every woodworker needs, no matter how skilled they are, is something to build. They have all these great tools to use and more than anything they need something to use them on. They need woodworking plans and ideas. They need a project.
One thing that many woodworkers have a hard time with is finding good woodworking ideas. It is easy to know how to work with wood and use tools. Being creative is not something that everyone can do. So maybe the perfect gift for the woodworker are some good ideas.
Now you're probably thinking "Good, I have to find good woodworking ideas for a gift". Well yes and no. Giving the woodworker good woodworking plans and ideas is a perfect gift. But that doesn't mean you have to dream about these plans and ideas. There really is a much easier way.
Now pay attention here.