Tommy was recently interviewed by Ronald Sklar for an Associated Content article on the Rough Cut show and Tommy’s take on the craft. There are some great nuggets to be found in the interview — anyone who cares to dig a little deeper into what drives Tommy would do well to check it out.

Here’s a little excerpted Tommy quote from the article:

“This is a different type of concentration,” he says. “You have to think about what you are doing before you do it. That’s the great thing about woodworking: when you make mistakes, it’s abundantly clear, instantly. As soon as you cut the wrong piece, it’s like ‘Oh, yeah, I wasn’t supposed to do that.’ But nothing is perfect. I just allow people to make mistakes in their shop and build something that they could be relatively proud of.”

Of course, Tommy also mentions what is fast becoming a favorite of his: It’s all about time behind the tools.

Read the whole article and let us know what you think.