Monday, September 07, 2015

Do more of it...

A friend of mine says that if you want to be a better woodworker, do more of it. Another friend, David, sent this cartoon from 2002. We all know (I hope) the feelings that come from the development of skill. Even when the starting point has such a low threshold as shown in the cartoon, to identify with those who make useful and beautiful things instills a sense of pride.

Woodworking! If you've not done it, do it. If you've done it before, do it again, and plan to do more of it.

What the cartoon character fails to mention is that by cutting the board in two, he's made himself whole.

I've been making more tiny bentwood boxes as shown below.

Make, fix, create and assist others in doing likewise.


  1. Anonymous5:18 AM

    If you read French you might be interested in the work made by Mr Jean-Luc Velay in neuroscience in Marseille (France). Learning to write manually or with the keyboard only, does not activate the same zones in the brain and those having learned to write manually read better.
    An interview:

    This reminds me that to memorise a text when I was younger, I sometime used the following technique: write it several times.
    I have always thougth that it was easier to memorise something I had hand written than something I received in printing.


  2. Sylvain, thanks for the link. I was able to make sense of the French using Google Translate. The world of educational research (in all nations) knows we are going down the wrong path, but the idiots in academia, business and politics are way off the mark. They ignore what was learned about learning in the 17th century by Comenius, and confirmed along the way by Pestalozzi, Froebel, Salomon, Montessori, and Dewey.