So, you want to make a saw handle…

Months ago I got the idea in my fool head that I was going to make a few 20″ panel saws based on the Kenyon saws from Benjamin Seaton’s tool chest. I’ve always liked the curvy look of these saws, right down to the rounded tip, but it was seeing this picture on Isaac Smith’s website…

Wabi-sabi

  Imperfect beauty Impermanent, transient This bowl is the wind    

It was the right thing to do

I know this about myself, that things have to pose a reasonable challenge to me in order to hold my interest. I’m glad woodworking isn’t too easy. I’d have given it up already. I also know this about myself, that when things seem too difficult I have a tendency to dabble in them just long enough…

I’ve got to admit, it’s getting better.

“A state of perfection is a state of perpetual obligation to perfection, ritually solemnized… When men [sic] embrace such a state they are not professing themselves perfect already, but declaring their will to strive after perfection.” Saint Thomas Aquinas, ‘Summa Theologia’ Some good advice I once received from a friend was to avoid turning forms…