A lot of hobbies require a lot of time and money, but at the end of the day, you have nothing to show for it except the experience. Don’t get me wrong; the experiences we have in life are important. But perhaps you’d like to spend your time making something with your hands other than a bad golf swing or fishing cast.
Woodworking allows you to be creative. Even if you make every project from a plan and never create a unique plan yourself, you are still building something that can become an heirloom passed down from generation to generation.
There is just something indescribable about working with your hands to take a raw board and turn it into something that possesses beauty and utility.
You don’t have to build a mahogany highboy chest of drawers that take months on end to build, although you may want to someday. But starting out, you can do like I do and make gifts for your friends and family like cutting boards, birdhouses (even if they turn out as hideous as our first ones did!), wooden pens, boxes, small tables, and the list goes on. But you wont know until you give it a go.