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Perpetual Beginner Mentality

The following is written for those of you, like myself, who are amateur/hobbyist woodworkers.  We just want to build things with wood and enjoy the process as well as the result. 1,135 more words


Wesley Beal reblogged this on wesleyworkswithwood and commented:

I want to link to this here on my blog, as the topic is especially interesting to me. I started this blog in part to speak to the experience of taking on this hobby, isolated from traditional ways of being educated or trained at it. My philosophy - I guess that's an appropriate word for my thoughts on this topic now - is continuously evolving. For those of us best labeled "hobbyists," I'm starting to think that the traditional ways of thinking about skill with regards to woodworking don't suit us well. Reblogging this post from Greg serves as a bookmark for me on a topic I will write more about. Go read Greg's post. Lots of excellent thoughts articulated very well, and also some fantastic discussions in the comments!

Where'd I Go?

Ah, December.  It’s that time of year when my Twitter feed fills with messages from racing drivers doing “just a quick half marathon” or a “one rep max – legs day” with the hashtag “offseasonracingdriver”. 474 more words

Preparing To Race

I think I have too many tools

It gets better & better. I forgot to add a short television clip Tamas Gyenes sent me; so here is that.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B48s8ERHyYTwZEJBWE1keU4wOUk/preview“> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B48s8ERHyYTwZEJBWE1keU4wOUk/preview
But I also received a short film about another Hungarian making one of these riven beech chests. 60 more words


Wesley Beal reblogged this on wesleyworkswithwood and commented:

Even if green woodworking isn't your thing, I think you'll find this post/video from Peter Follansbee this morning absolutely fascinating. The video is in German. Just mute the audio if it's distracting, and watch. 21 minutes long; you may not be able to take your eyes off it. Read the post and watch the video over on his blog, not here. That way you can maybe catch some explanations of everything going on in the comments.

Cross Lap with Mitered Corners-Part 1

Well, I might as well start this journey.

Cross Lap with Mitered Corners


I have, as yet, been unable to find any written reference to this joint.   885 more words


Wesley Beal reblogged this on wesleyworkswithwood and commented:

If somehow you find yourself on my blog, and you aren't already reading Greg Merritt's, then get over there and read the first description in a series he is doing on joinery. Excellent stuff.

SPECTacular! (Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love spectating for marathons)

Two weeks ago, I got to experience running from the other side of the course: as a spectator.

My partner, dearest friend, and life-human, ran his first marathon through the streets of Chicago. 1,658 more words


Solidarity & showing resilience

On Sunday I stood in the sun and supported runners at the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon and inaugural 10-mile races. I applauded and cheered at various points on the race route. 458 more words

New Year, New Books

With the start of the 2015/16 academic year we’ve added some new books to the library collections…

The Audience Experience: a critical analysis of audiences in the performing arts… 1,753 more words

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