My Esperanto Woodworking Book Project

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Blog series by Dave Rutan updated 07-08-2017 12:50 PM 5 parts 10905 reads 23 comments total

Part 1: Some Thoughts

07-23-2015 05:15 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

I’ve finally figured out some direction for the ‘Book Project’ which I’ve been thinking towards for some time. I’m writing the book in my second language, Esperanto, so unfortunately it won’t be much use for Lumberjocks directly. However, I’m going to have to progress a bit in my woodworking journey for the content of the book. For example, I’m going to have to get my dad’s jack plane working and expand my joinery techniques a bit. Not s...

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Part 2: The writing has begun

05-26-2016 11:04 PM by Dave Rutan | 12 comments »

A few days ago I contacted the editor of the newsletter for Esperanto-USA, the national organization for Esperantists in the U.S.A. I sort of know the guy from a few contacts over the years. I basically queried if he’d be interested in articles in Esperanto about woodworking. The answer was yes. As it turns out he wants the sort of articles that I would be putting in my book, a basic how-to approach. While this is not a paying gig, I think it’s advantageous for me as it give...

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Part 3: Published Articles: The Walnut Box

06-16-2017 01:29 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

I think I mentioned that I’ve been writing articles about woodworking in Esperanto for a nation-wide newsletter. The newest articles are only available to members of the organization, but after a few months they are available to anyone. I figure after a few years I can publish these articles as a collectiion, probably as an eBook. Every penny helps buy sandpaper and glue! In case anyone is interested in seeing what a proper woodworking article looks like in Esperanto, I thought I...

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Part 4: Published Articles: 5 Board Bench

07-01-2017 11:05 AM by Dave Rutan | 7 comments »

This was a project that I really looked forward to sharing with the Esperantist community as it’s a pretty classic design. The original Lumberjocks project post is here [link] The published Esperanto version of the article is here [link] We’re almost caught up with my past articles!

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Part 5: Published Articles: Toy Crocodile

07-08-2017 12:50 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

This is the last one for a while. We’re caught up to the available articles now. I built this as a Maker’s Care project last year [link] and as a project for an article in Esperanto. The crocodile has a back story in the culture of Esperanto speakers as it is said that it doesn’t speak Esperanto, (more exactly, it speaks any language aside from Esperanto when Esperanto would be appropriate). Esperantists sometimes joke and say ’Ne krokodilu al mi!’ [Don&...

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