Episode 1: Purpose and Prudence

Arbor Vitae
Arbor Vitae
Episode 1: Purpose and Prudence

In our first episode, we talk about what purpose woodworking serves in our lives, and why it’s important to know that purpose if our woodworking is going to be fruitful. We also discuss prudence and how it applies to woodworking, especially when deciding how much of it to do for our states of life.

Jonathan’s twin beds:

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Jonathan’s letter lamps:


Adam’s bunk bed:

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This episode’s challenge question: What is your purpose as a woodworker? How are you (or can you be) prudent about the time you spend woodworking? Let us know in the comments below or on social media.

Role Models: Jonathan’s grandfather and Adam’s father

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  1. I loved the whole pod cast and the idea of helping others.
    Adam I also was fascinated with extended family all living and working together.


    1. Thanks, Carol! We’re very blessed to live with my parents and sister (and nieces), and my brother is only half an hour away. The shop is currently at his house, too, so I see him at least once or twice a week. Glad you enjoyed the show!


  2. This is a great episode! I am in the process of discerning the purpose for my woodworking “hobby”. As a husband and father I want that to be my ultimate end game but how that manifests itself will require some more prayer and discernment.

    I look forward to continuing with the podcasts and getting starting with wood working.

    In Christ


    1. Thanks for the feedback, Brian! It can be a difficult thing to discern at first, especially when you’re really excited about it. Luckily, it sounds like you’re taking your family into consideration, too, which is important—in fact, check out Episode 6 on that very topic 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying it!


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