So the woodworking class went well. We didn’t actually do anything, it was mostly theory and a shopping list (I have to go buy a back saw and chisels at the weekend). Gary gave us our first piece of wood which will become the mallet handle and told us to take it home and bond with it. That seems to be going ok, I haven’t got a splinter yet anyway.
One thing that I find annoying is that apparently all measurements are done in inches. I realise that woodworking is steeped in tradition and it’s almost sacrilege to make changes, but sometimes change is good, and in the case of the metric system change is fantastic. I don’t want to do math involving eighths and sixteenths, I want to do multiples of ten. Call me lazy. Canada is supposedly a metric country, and yet the three hobbies I’ve tried since moving here, flying, cooking and woodwork, all insist on using outdated measurement units. Oh well, I have my six inch rule and I guess I’ll have to use it.