"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone." Henry David Thoreau, Walden. Possessions don't make us happy! Situations do. Possessions, desire, covetousness, craving, yearning, lust; these forces drive humanity. Somehow each generation of moral thinkers know these things are ultimately wrong and look for something … Continue reading Jobs, Work, and Taking Control of Possessions (an updated ramble)
"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." ~ Henry David Thoreau
From Work, No. 161, 1892. Find more reprints of Work at Tools for Working Wood.
“It’s often said that skill fixes everything … in woodworking, sharp fixes a heck of a lot.” This says a lot.
Time to get some sharpening done.
My geek side gets interested in sharpening, and I want to experiment with different methods. Currently I’m using a sheet abrasive system. The abrasive sheets I purchased from Tools for Working Wood here.
I purchased the glass locally, and glued them to ¾” MDF. Left to right, the abrasives are .3 micron, 5 micron, and 15 micron. It does make my blades VERY sharp.
It’s often said that skill fixes everything. Well in woodworking, sharp fixes a heck of a lot.
If you’re curious about the Shaker Step Stool project, I’m still getting my boards set to final dimensions. I’ve got one more rip cut to make, and then I’ll prep all the surfaces for finishing now, before I actually cut any dovetails. This way all my 1st class saw cuts will be made on the final dimensions of the pieces (look for…
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Reposted: Did you know that labor unions made the following 36 things possible? 1.Weekends without work 2.All breaks at work, including your lunch breaks 3.Paid vacation 4.Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) 5.Sick leave 6.Social Security 7.Minimum wage 8.Civil Rights Act/Title VII - prohibits employer discrimination 9.8-hour work day 10.Overtime pay 11.Child labor laws 12.Occupational … Continue reading Union made