Saturday, September 28, 2013

My $0.16

My young life was a never ending remodel project of one sort or another. As I've aged, I've found I have little interest in the work, yet being "frugal", particular, and somewhat knowledgable on the subject means I'm unlikely to ever be completely free of its grasp. That said, there is still something euphoric about driving a handful of 16d nails every now and again.


  1. Jeremy,

    I would guess that Garry Bennett would agree with you.


  2. Chris,
    I don't have the artistic convictions to carry out what Garry did there. Certainly he is a skilled craftsman and he got his point across, but I don't think I could do that to such an otherwise fine piece. (Of course he would be significantly less well known if he hadn't done this piece) I think of myself as a creative type, but not necessarily an artistic type, meaning that often artists are less about the work (craft) and more about the audience/artist relationship and thinking about things in new ways, which in Garry's cabinet, it makes the viewer think.about the artist and his intentions rather than strictly the functionality beauty of the cabinetwork.form, not that either one is better/worse just different and glad there is room in woodworking for appreciation of both.

  3. If you own a slightly old home, I don't think there is no escaping the ghost of remodeling. That said, I actually enjoy some of the projects though some are a pain in the neck.
    The good thing about being able to do some jobs by yourself is that you save some money that can then be spent on buying tools as a reward for fixing something at home.
    I also think it is important to show children how different things are made including house repairs. But that is just my opinion. Another really good thing is the feeling of satisfaction once a remodel job is finished, the conscience is clear to start a new "nice" workshop project after that knowing that the house is OK.