Tuesday, March 17, 2009
As you can see in the photo, the bracing for the underside of the bench is nearly complete and I am marking for the hidden lag screws that will attach the ends to the under-structure. The holes that you see in the bracing are for attachment to the top and will be filled with 1 in. diameter walnut dowels. It is fun to see the project at this point of completion, and I expect to be busy inlaying rocks in the top by the weekend. I generally work with minimal sketches, leaving many of the important details to be resolved during the process of making the piece.
Today I have been hearing the news of widespread outrage over the AIG bonuses and it seems the term most commonly used in reference to the situation is "out of touch." Can you see how all the important considerations of human life are best described through reference to the hands? The hands are a no-brainer in the very best sense of the term. When you truly understand something, you know it in your whole being, brains need not apply.