I recently bought a set of rasps from Corradi (Italy) for review, and they came without handles. That wasn’t a surprise and this isn’t a complaint. We’ve gotten used to high end manufacturers adding fancy handles to the rasps they sell, but fancy handles add additional cost. Corradi decided to stick to the metalwork, pass… Continue reading Here we go ’round the mulberry tree
I should have written this blog post weeks ago, but here it is. I love that my daughters want to spend time with me when I’m in the workshop. I love that they often take the little scraps left over from my projects and make something of their own. Even when there is glue all… Continue reading Unafraid
“The Church’s approach to an intelligent carpenter is usually confined to exhorting him not to be drunk and disorderly in his leisure hours, and to come to church on Sundays. What the Church should be telling him is this: that the very first demand that his religion makes upon him is that he should make… Continue reading Make good tables
Yesterday I held the hand of a dying man. I spoke words of peace and offered him his last communion. He had faith enough for the both of us. This once gregarious soul could barely communicate, but as I placed the bread on his tongue and poured some little bit of juice past his lips.… Continue reading Faith enough for the both of us
If you’re looking to read a few excellent thoughts about perfection this month I’d like to point you here.
I’m pleased to announce a woodworking school will be opening in Ayden, NC at some point during the next few months. Given my post earlier in the week you may be tempted to think this is my doing, but… well… a funny thing happened on the way to look at that property again. I met Stuart… Continue reading A woodworking school
I have a habit of setting my sights too low. If you’ve followed me on Instagram for any period of time you’ve probably sussed out my latent desire to buy an old building and start a woodworking school and co-op. It was something of a pipe dream until a few months ago when this building… Continue reading It’s friggin’ for sale