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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 08-07-2009 08:51 PM 962 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

thanks to Ray McInnis for sharing this link with me

http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/shop-class-as-soulcraft

It’s a feel-good message for woodworkers – craftsman and DIY’ers alike.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)



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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 08-07-2009 09:25 PM

I loved this article.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Tim Dahn

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#2 posted 08-07-2009 09:46 PM

Good read, thanks for passing it on.

So now i’m left pondering – But craftsmanship must reckon with the infallible judgment of reality, where one’s failures or shortcomings cannot be interpreted away.

Thank goodness we can hide mistakes sometimes :)

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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clieb91

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#3 posted 08-07-2009 10:10 PM

An excellant article. I need to finish reading the entire thing and plan to this evening. BUt I have already requested the bok from my local library but may have to go buy a copy of it.

Thanks for passing on MsDebbie

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 08-07-2009 10:40 PM

Tim.. I guess it’s all about acknowledging the shortcomings and THEN hiding them :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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YorkshireStewart

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#5 posted 08-07-2009 11:07 PM

Thanks ever so much for posting that link Debbie. At a quick glance, there are so many things that strike a chord with me – the education issues, old motorcycles, George Sturt’s book etc. I’ll need to get hold of this book. I know I was going to cut down on book buying in 2009 but some you’ve got to have..

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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Kindlingmaker

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#6 posted 08-07-2009 11:35 PM

Thank you! It was a VERY good read and something I have been preaching for many years… I’m heading for the book also!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 08-08-2009 12:02 AM

cut down on book buying?? I get the shakes just thinking of that. Love books.

Ray McInnis gets the credit for this link…. I just shared it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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YorkshireStewart

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#8 posted 08-08-2009 12:52 AM

cut down on book buying?? I get the shakes just thinking of that. Love books.

So do we. But there really isn’t space for even another slim volume in our little place. I started cataloguing my collection and stopped at around 1500. That’s without Mrs. YS’s stack. Then there’s her wool, my wood & my tools & motor cycles and …. We couldn’t even think of moving house.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 08-08-2009 01:24 AM

lol I wouldn’t dare start counting! 1500 does sound like a lot though lol :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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