Being stupid with wood #1: 1/2 of 1/3 of a partial proof of concept

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Blog entry by DJack posted 08-06-2020 08:01 PM 501 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Playing with wood is very diversionary. Mostly, I just like holding onto it and imagining what it could be. As much as I like shaping something by hand with cleverness and force, it’s an intermediary step. I like working with wood, I love working with wooden objects.

I use wooden gear for my physical practice, my fitness activities. I have a couple found cut branches I swing as clubs, a chunky stump that passes for my kettlebell, a long stick for stability and stretching. I’ve carved a set of Indian clubs, and built another, far too heavy, set with a matching mace. I like playing with wood.

So now I’ve started on this guy. He’s a lie, I have total fastener failure on the pomel piece. The fasteners are new to me and it appears there is some learning curve. Shocking, but that’s why we keep our scrap, right?

I’ve got like 5 more skillsets to pick up on this project, so I imagine I’m going to get plenty stupid with wood in the coming days. But the glue in the fastener holes will set overnight, and tomorrow I can at least fasten the handle to the head, and hope it will be stable enough to get stupid with wood.

I should probably swing it outside, though.

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