Tuesday, July 04, 2017

fixing things and scrap...

Yesterday, in addition to beginning work on guitar necks, I ordered repair tools for the new wood studio at ESSA and learned that the wood studio is offering an unexpected benefit. The women who oversee and tend the iron studio had discovered a barrel full of our scrap. They asked, "What are you planning to do with all that?"

I was asking that question myself. Would we compost it, burn it, or have it hauled away in the trash? Instead we will make a box to hold special pieces of wood useful for making scales for knives, and now, having some idea of what they want, we can sort and save special pieces for their use. The remainder will be composted.

The photo shows the thumbnail layout of the article about making box guitars. You can tell that the editor from Woodcraft, Tim Snyder, is one of those who had drafting in high school or college. How many these days letter so neatly and with such style? Click on the image to see it in a larger size and you'll see what I mean.

I am using the thumbnail design to guide my photography. It illustrates what will become 8 pages of photos and text.

Happy fourth of July. In our local community small aerial bombs were bursting all through the night. North Korea now has an intercontinental ballistic missile. May we find our way toward living with them in peace. The making of useful beauty serves both community and self. We are made better persons when we are engaged in making things that serve others. We may also find joy in the process.

Make, fix, and create. The world will be better for it.

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