2 month's past my eight year anniversary as a lumberjock

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Blog entry by Woodbutchery posted 10-03-2016 03:16 AM 597 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Time is just … crazy in all the different ways we experience it’s passage. Anticipatory, experiential, and memorative; each come at us differently, and each of us experiences different parts of them differently.

I’ve got children and grand-children, have welcomed new friends and watched others fade, family members come and go. So I get it, but when I looked at how long I’d been a member, it still held just a whiff of a moment of “Really?”

I have learned so many different things, been inspired by works in progress, finished works, and talk of future works. I maintain that I continue to make saw dust with the best of ‘em, and find myself more drawn to hand tools than when I started. I have designed pieces that are still holding together, and I continue to enjoy this hobby.

My shop is in a mid-life crisis of sorts, but it is in transition as I embrace more hand-tool usage in my work. I don’t anticipate working wood entirely by hand tools … yet.

And almost every one of you who have posted a project, a blog, a series, or a review, have been an inspiration to find wonder in the working of wood, the building of things, and practice and mastery of a craft.

Thank you all, for comments when I’ve posted, for the blogs, the projects, and the sense of community that runs as a thread through all the postings here.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#1 posted 10-03-2016 03:23 AM

Thank you for the time you have given us.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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