Today a group of grade schoolers came to the shop. When you ask, “who wants to use the spokeshave?” and five hands go up you have a good group. I was a bit nervous I would let them down, but they asked insightful questions and got me back on track. Thanks guys.
Understanding that not all would be guitar makers there were two things I wanted to share with them.
- If you like bikes you can build them, if you like cars you can fix them. Sometimes you have to teach yourself, and sometimes you have to find someone to teach you how. But it can be done.
- Making mistakes is the process. If you make mistakes you are on the right track. Don’t quit, you’re better than that.
The young lady holding the Mule was the only guitar player in the group, and when asked she broke out Smoke on The Water. Points.