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Blog entry by Rogue posted 01-07-2009 05:19 AM 835 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have come to see a photograph as a good analogy for woodworking. my new year resolution is to make more pieces for sale as oppossed to doing mostly commition and ordered work. This “photo” theme is the reason for this new direction. The world seems to have sped up. I have poeple that complain about how long things take to complete. In connection to that, they can’t beleive the price of my service even though I have one of the lowest shop rates for 100 miles. A still frame picture is a frozen moment in time. It reminds us of the way things were. It holds a record that no matter how the way we see things change some things will always remain. This is the way of any craft that has stood the test of time. We come up with the technolagy to make the work easier. We may educate ourselves to the point there is little about woodworking that we don’t know. And our eye can be trained to see the smallest flaws in our work. The true difference between breathtaking piece and a poorly exicuted project is the time that was spent on it. This priciple is a reminder to our fast paced world that true quality takes time and will not tallerate a rush.

-- Rogue



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Andraxia

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#1 posted 01-07-2009 09:14 AM

About your customers: Some people are never satisfied.

About your outlook: I agree completely.

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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#2 posted 01-29-2009 07:53 PM

and a picture is worth a thousand words; just think of the stories a piece of wood can tell!

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

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