For the June 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Bob discusses the smells of the woodworking workshop. He analyzes how some of those aromas are created from the wood we work with, and shares some fond nostalgic memories brought on by those scents:
Recently, a client was picking up a piece of furniture at my house. As they were leaving, they commented, “Does your living room always smell like wood and finish?” People often comment on the smell of the shop — “I love the smell of wood shavings!” or “This reminds me of my grandpa/dad.” We appreciate wood with our senses, but we often focus on visual character (color of the wood, grain patterns) or tactile perception (smooth and glossy or textured) rather than smell.
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