Here's my idea: tell a funny story about a non or minimal woodworker who asked you for help, and how it went.
Here's mine. Friend Alec wanted to redo his kitchen table. It was a drop leaf in horrible shape. He wanted to make it fixed wing, so to speak, no more dropping. And of course it needed refinishing. "But I don't want to use any chemicals" he said.
"Alec, you can sand the finish all off, but it's gonna be alot of work" I said, looking at the 1" bullnose edging around the oval. and the beat oak butcher block surface.
So off we went. the sawing, jointing and gluing by me, the refinishing by Alec. After a few hours of sanding, he started to complain about the labor involved. "remember Alec, you insisted on no chemicals, right?" More compaints. More complaints. He was getting tired of sanding.....
Finally I told him, "Alec, why do you think they call it wood WORKING?"
Table still looks good. He did a decent job.