Saturday, March 15, 2008

The three photos below show making a small slab bench. Sometime over the weekend, I'll have the finished bench to show. An editor has been assigned to my Rustic Furniture book. Strother Purdy is a writer and woodworker from Connecticut with whom I had corresponded earlier about Sloyd. At that time he was on his way to India to teach woodworking in a private school. In the days to come, I hope to hear about his interesting adventure. One thing he said yesterday on the phone was that the caste system in India made the upper caste children in his school disdainful of woodworking. It was a difficult cultural barrier to what he hoped to share. If you look at Strother's website, you will see what they were missing.

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