Thursday, June 28, 2018

Box making day 4.

Today we have studio stroll at ESSA and you are welcome to attend and see what my students have learned so far this week. I neglected to take photos yesterday, but I received a new hammer handle in the mail yesterday for my great-grandfather's blacksmith's hammer.

There is an old story about grandfathers' axes. "This is my grandfather's axe. I replaced the handle 3 times and the head twice. This is my grandfather's axe." And so I have no proof of this tool having belonged to my great-grandfather. What I do know for sure was that my dad gave it to me. I had seen it in his use. The handle had been cracked when it came into my use. I broke it myself. It is refreshed for another generation or two.

Can you imagine children of a future generation?  What will connect them to the fabric of humanity?

Make, fix, create, and increase the likelihood that others learn likewise.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:54 AM

    Hi Doug and all other readers,

    reminds me of a book I read a while ago,
    it's called "Grandpa's Workshop", written by french author Maurice Pommier (original title: Dans l'atelier de Pépère), english version is available through Lost Art Press.