Woodworking attitude

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Blog entry by BoxBuilder posted 08-16-2013 07:55 PM 898 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was cleaning out some shelves in the workshop and found a page I had saved years ago from a magazine. It contained a quote that I really liked so I decided to share the quote for anyone else who might find it of interest.

When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we join one board to another, that a time is to come when that wood will be held sacred because our hands have touched it, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of it, “See! This our father did for us.” ——from John Ruskin

That does not preclude making any quick utilitarian projects but does say something about projects we build to give to family and friends.

-- Richard, Pennsylvania

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