Извините, мой русский очень простой

In high school I took Russian when I probably should have been in shop class. The way my schedule tracked, I was constantly faced with the false dilemna of “working with my hands” or “working with my mind.” I wanted to be the first in my immediate family to go to college, so I did what… Continue reading Извините, мой русский очень простой

A picture is not (always) worth 1000 words.

One of my pet peeves with internet auction sites is when a seller writes something like the following in the description: “I don’t really know anything about _______ so I can’t be responsible for describing it incorrectly. See the pictures. They’re part of the description.” Such a disclaimer is generally accompanied by pictures so fuzzy… Continue reading A picture is not (always) worth 1000 words.

A staked stool

Height: 18″ Top:  11″x 11″ (rough octagon) Base 10″ square (roughly) A few observations:  Everything is pinned with nails. I don’t know if this was original or a sign of repairs. My guess is original. The legs were likely made square, two-thirds were tapered and then the top third was worked down with a draw… Continue reading A staked stool