The Masters Slave #1: Making Any Board Straight

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Blog entry by Obed posted 09-19-2014 04:36 PM 1409 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I recently responded to a friends post about her top 10 books. As in most cases they were recent authors and texts published within the last 20 years or so. So I asked her about what I call, “Old Dead Guys” and listed off a few of them.
John Calvin
Jonathan Edwards
John Bunyan
John Owen
Joseph Caryl
BB Warfield
Blaise Pascal
Albert Barnes
Martin Lloyd-Jones
John Gill
Charles Spurgeon
and a few others that I could remember in the moment, leaving many aside due to severe brain cramp at about 11pm. Apparently she had never read any of their works. I told her, “they are good at making a board straight”.

I believe the same when it comes to wood working, without the right source knowledge of your craft, it may and can become twisted, crooked, bent, and split. I am hoping to learn and gain as much understanding as well as practical and functional techniques I can and share them with everyone. I will make mistakes, but I hope that as I continue down this path, my craft will become more straight and my current misunderstandings, contradictions, and ignorance is weeded out as has my knowledge of God has over the past 13 years.

But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more, and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you, so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.
1 Thess 4:10b-12

-- I am a novice, wanting more than a hobby, but to be a carpenter.

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#1 posted 09-19-2014 06:24 PM

i’ve spent a lot of time reading many in your list, but is this a woodworking post?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#2 posted 09-19-2014 06:30 PM

You tell me what the point of the post was and I will let you know.

-- I am a novice, wanting more than a hobby, but to be a carpenter.

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