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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 652 days ago

I look in the rear view mirror at this one and everything is gauzily dreamlike:

Walnut and alder. I learned to use air tools with many-toothed wood removal business ends. I purchased two dear rasps and they were worth it. Most importantly, I learned to trust my eyes and my hands and my intuition way more that I had thought possible. There is no denying that building one of these can easily become a spiritual experience.

I thank Sam for his inspired design and generous heart, and Charles Brock for his helpful video and book.

Thanks, WoodGoddess, for sending me back there.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"


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