Time is just … crazy in all the different ways we experience it’s passage. Anticipatory, experiential, and memorative; each come at us differently, and each of us experiences different parts of them differently.
I’ve got children and grand-children, have welcomed new friends and watched others fade, family members come and go. So I get it, but when I looked at how long I’d been a member, it still held just a whiff of a moment of “Really?”
I have learned so many different things, been inspired by works in progress, finished works, and talk of future works. I maintain that I continue to make saw dust with the best of ‘em, and find myself more drawn to hand tools than when I started. I have designed pieces that are still holding together, and I continue to enjoy this hobby.
My shop is in a mid-life crisis of sorts, but it is in transition as I embrace more hand-tool usage in my work. I don’t anticipate working wood entirely by hand tools … yet.
And almost every one of you who have posted a project, a blog, a series, or a review, have been an inspiration to find wonder in the working of wood, the building of things, and practice and mastery of a craft.
Thank you all, for comments when I’ve posted, for the blogs, the projects, and the sense of community that runs as a thread through all the postings here.
-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery