Monthly Archives: February 2011

My latest artistic piece

I finally completed a project! Hurray! Hurray! With so many irons in the fire, I’m so happy I at least got one thing done. This is another one of my suspended vessels entitled, “The Olive Well.” The hollow form is … Continue reading

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I need a personal reset button

Dear Diary, Lately I have felt like an 8088 processor in an Intel Xeno world. As you know, I am not the best multi-tasker, and right now, I have so many tasks going on, that if you looked closely into my eyes you would … Continue reading

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Does arts really reflect the times?

I read a passage in “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker” that really made me think about how art and music are supposed to be a reflection of the times.  Here’s the passage: “In the second half of the 19th century, … Continue reading

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2 hours with a scrapy geezer

I assume that I am like most woodworkers, I can’t bear to throw away scraps. Now there are times when I will get rid of some, but by and large, I have a lot of scraps in “Ye Ole Scrap … Continue reading

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What I learned from ignorance

It’s funny how the timing of things works out. I have been pondering what I wanted to write about next, and wouldn’t you know, a good topic just popped up because of my own ignorance. So you see, sometimes ignorance … Continue reading

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The Scrub is here, the Scrub is here!

I have been out of town and off-line for several days now, and even though I was enjoying our vacation, I have had only two things on my mind; getting my new Scrub Plane and reading the latest book I ordered. … Continue reading

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Lie-Nielsen, darn well worth it!

I have been saving my pennies, and even more pennies for a new plane. You know, I have been working really hard and putting in some really long stressful days for the past couple of months, so I decided it … Continue reading

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