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Workshop by seandietrich posted 03-12-2010 08:28 PM 1302 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This is my shop.

Where ideas take their shape, or fall on thier sad underbelly.

Where the current of meditation runs, where cursing and swearing violently erupt.

Where questions are posed, sometimes answered, and sometimes left a riddle.

This is where I compete. I contend in a gentle battle with the wood, with my tools, and most certainly against myself.

This is where I find myself remembering. I remember folk songs from my childhood, images of loved ones, and wonderous experiences that have moulded my inner-person.

I miss my dad, and his workshop.

I love the wood, because it’s alive. Even after it is dead.

I enjoy art that exists in 3 dimensions. Art that I can touch. Art that one can use.

I enjoy, even more, art that finds it’s way into the functionality of every day life.

Here in my humble space, recollected things, that might have otherwise remained forgotten, find their way back into my heart as I carefully trim the cheeks of a tenon.

-- "Unless workmanship comes to be understood and appreciated for the art it is, our environment will lose much of the quality it still retains." -- David Pye


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 03-12-2010 09:17 PM

Sean, this is a nice looking shop that you have. I have always had a great deal of respect for those woodworkers who take the time and effort to pursue use of traditional hand tools in their woodworking endeavors. This is one area that I, as a power tool woodworker, have tended to neglect. It is nice to see a shop with windows in it and, with the door open, you should get a lot of natural light in there which I find easier to work under.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed seeing taking a tour of your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Splinterman

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 01:04 AM

Hey Sean,
Nicely set up with some sweet toys to play with…well done.

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NBeener

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#3 posted 03-13-2010 01:27 AM

Sean,

Thanks much for the pictures. Great shop!

I’m sorry you’re stuck in an area with some of the best sunsets in the world. Rough, huh??

More than the pics, though, your “dad” references resonated with me. Cheers to dads!

Also … I was taken by the poetry with which you wrote the story of your shop … and … as a former WBCCI member, myself … fairly sure you’re hiding an Airstream, there :-)

Welcome aboard!!

-- -- Neil

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seandietrich

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#4 posted 03-17-2010 07:48 PM

I DO have an Airstream. 1969 19’ Globetrotter. Love it. However I must confess, my wife is a chef, and I have gutted it and we are in the process of converting it into a commercial mobile kitchen. I’m actually heading outside right now to lay the new commercial floor. My garge is full of industrial refrigierators, ovens, stovetops, you name it.

Needless to mentions, the trailer will have wood countertops when it’s all finished.

-- "Unless workmanship comes to be understood and appreciated for the art it is, our environment will lose much of the quality it still retains." -- David Pye

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NBeener

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#5 posted 03-17-2010 08:11 PM

Aw, how cool!

Hope you’ll post pics—ideally, of the progress, but … at least … of the completed project!

-- -- Neil

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