Funny how when I go to a class at Highland, I feel like I’m going home. I like the old workbench signed by the instructors who have taught in the classroom. I like the shaving horses hung up in the ceiling trusses. I like the pictures on the walls. I like the glass front cabinets around the walls filled with precision tools all in order, ready to use. I like the SawStop Table Saw ready to use. I like having a bench just for me. I like kindred spirits in the class with me. I like not having to travel 60 miles round trip to get a nice piece of lumber to make a project. I like that if I decide to buy a new tool, I can walk down one flight of stairs and buy it. I like the instructor being right there to push me through the project. I like taking home a nice finished product at the end of the class.
I like walking down to my home shop before I go to work to see if it still looks as good as I remember. I like showing the project to my friends and my co-workers. I like it when they want to touch it and smell it and they all want to take it home. I like my end table, made by me for me to keep for a long time. I like my signature on the bottom of my table. I like classes at Highland, and if you have the chance to take one, I’m sure you will too!