What I Enjoy In Amateurism

Say amateur to most and the reaction expresses the opposite to how I feel in using the word. Often it’s suggestive of a sort of diminished ability, but negative connotation or not, justified or not, there is no reason to take over a positive to turn it into a negative. By positive I mean amateur […]

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Vlog #4 Was Great Fun

I enjoyed Vlog #4 very much and having it as a premier gave me the chance to interact for half an hour or so. This is a new challenge for me but in many ways not so different to what I already do in writing my blog, being at one with nature and then interacting […]

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George and the Puthering Dust

Some days were made longer by the repetitive elements in the projects. Joinery often comprises subassemblies of frames, be they the replication of same-sized frames or individually sized ones. The pile of frame stock on the pallet truck was six feet high four feet wide and the lengths varied from 18 feet long down to […]

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Filming the Cot Making

This week I made an oak baby’s cot, or at least I began making my granddaughter’s cot for when she arrives. It’s oak, only because I had saved some specially figured oak for something special and what could be more special than a new baby? I got the more complicated work completed so I felt […]

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Sketching Makes Me look More..

…and Then I Understand More It’s true. I allowed myself ten minutes per sketch and then it was pen down. Sketching is my way of looking without spectating. I want to see the twists, flexes and locks that take place to the hand and whereas you can see that with a photo, often photos are […]

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