Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Is it good for things to be so easy?

These are the first dovetails cut with my Gifkin jig. I wonder, is it good for things to be so easy? Where is the suffering we think of as being the sad and sorry lot of artists and craftsmen? I will add a natural edged spalted maple lid with hand crafted wooden hinges. These boxes and the article for American Woodworker should be complete by the beginning of next week. The wood is Arkansas black walnut and the lighter wood in the box below is also walnut that has suffered from decay before the log was cut into lumber.

If this is suffering, I can hardly wait to do more of it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, my dovetail jig for the router sits on the shelf collecting dust. Much prefer doing them by hand, but then I'm not doing production.

Mario