Wednesday, July 10, 2019

day three

I'm ready for my third day of box making class at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. The students have been cutting mitered joints, installing miter keys, making finger joints, designing and fitting lift lids and no two boxes are alike. Today I'll demonstrate installing hinges.

There is a difference between woodworking and some of the other art forms taught at ESSA. Woodworking involves a heavy dose of both left and right brain. Wood being of dense material, requires that the hands be strong, and the mind patient. Facing the challenge of safe use of the equipment can be a stretch for some.

And so we grow. We support each other and are reminded that the single greatest illusion of our shared humanity is that we are individuals and separate from each other. We become captured in our own heads, and as a result fail to understand our own breadth.

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

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