Tuesday, June 12, 2018

viking chest. Day one.

Yesterday we got off to a good start on making Viking style chests at ESSA. I had intended that we work primarily with hand tools, but it quickly became apparent that developing those skills in a such a short time might have been unreasonable for us. The purpose of modern tools is of course to make things easier, faster and more accurate, and to achieve a level of workmanship less dependent on years of personal development. Most of the mistakes yesterday were mine, as a result of faulty set-up.

All new things require learning, and learning requires error. One thing that went particularly well was making coopered lids. My students all got their hands into the process as a collaborative venture, as shown in the photo.

I am grateful to have this opportunity to teach.

Make, fix, create, and assist others in learning lifewise.

No comments:

Post a Comment