Lawrence Sheffield knew from a young age that he wanted to work with his hands, his heart and his mind and that college was not in his plans. His love of woodworking inspired a vision to start a training program to help young men learn both job and life skills through woodworking. That vision led to the creation of Magic City Woodworks, a 501c3 nonprofit in Birmingham, Alabama.
Lawrence is my guest on this week’s episode of Birmingham Shines, along with Jacob Pierce who serves as the volunteer coordinator for Magic City Woodworks.
In this conversation, we talk about the importance of doing meaningful work and the life lessons that can be learned through woodworking and other trades.
One of the most important books I’ve read in the past 5-6 years is Shop Craft as Soulcraft by Matthew Crawford.
When I discovered Magic City Woodworks through Instagram I knew I had to reach out to these guys and learn more about what they are doing. I’m so glad I did. I think you’ll love this conversation.