Sunday, August 28, 2022

Wood is life.

A sawmill is closing in Hong Kong due to the government's plan for a massive homogenized renewal and development project. An article in the New York Times, Wood is Life, describes the philosophy of the owner and operator of the mill. He thinks young people could learn a great deal from wood. “I hope they’ll learn from its resilient nature and stay grounded and not run away from difficulty.”

When I've asked my students whether they want me to make things easy for them, or difficult so they learn more, they choose the latter.

In my wood shop I've been making a prototype cedar box for a Veteran's class on Wednesday  and making inlaid boxes to fill orders.

Make, fix and create.

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