Monday, September 19, 2016


I just realized I've entered my 10th year of blogging. My first blog post was on September 7, 2006. I wonder if I and my readers are beginning to lose enthusiasm for the platform, and I know of course that I frequently repeat myself.

You can find my very first blog post here... September 7, 2006. 

I have made my last corrections, additions and comments for my book, Making Classic Toys that Teach. So I will return my attention to work on the box guitar book, an article for Fine Woodworking, and my classes at the Clear Spring School.

Make, fix, create, and offer an example that others may learn likewise


  1. No loss of enthusiasm here. I can not wait to read each new blog entry. I would love to do something very similar to what you do -- here in Northeastern Ohio. And I think I will, it is just a matter of time. Also, would love to come visit your school sometime. Finally, thank you for all that you have done and shared. You are a great inspiration.

  2. Congratulations on the anniversary.
    And the best wishes for plenty more years of blogging.

  3. Jonas, I was enjoying reading your post and reflection on blogging and the many comments left in response. It fit in with some of the thoughts I've been having of late. And I intended to leave a comment of my own but got distracted. I was very sorry to read in your blog of the loss of your dog.

  4. Joe, thanks for your encouragement.

  5. Anonymous6:25 PM

    No loss of enthusiasm here. I often promote your blog to other teachers as the best professional development I can get.

  6. I've been reading you for lots less than 10 years and am still enjoying what you have to say.

  7. My wife and four in-laws are educators: I have shared many of your posts with them, and all have expressed their appreciation of your unique insights into a neglected area of education. Your dedication to your crafts, both woodworking and teaching, is a pleasure to behold. Looking forward to many more entertaining and insightful posts.