Monthly Archives: October 2012

Into the Trees

Quick thoughts here. Lately, I’ve been listening to the CD “Into the Trees” by Zoe Keating while I write. The moving, haunting, evocative, lyrical passages of Zoe’s cello work are a seamless joint with a story I’ve started about, well, … Continue reading

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Local resources

I live in Davis, California, a little college town in the Central Valley, just west of the capital city. I’ve known about David De Cristoforo for quite a few years, having met his family through friends of friends in the … Continue reading

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Use the right tool for the job

In my last post I introduced the jointer, an essential tool for any serious woodworker. Like woodworking, writing has its own core tools, and without them it’s quite difficult to approach the craft seriously. Ideas, passion, and effort will carry … Continue reading

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The Jointer

The Jointer: a woodworker’s best friend. Every craft has an essential tool, the device that performs a function that no other can. In woodworking, that tool is the jointer. At least that’s what I learned after spending a few evenings … Continue reading

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Opening shop

Writing joinery The general conceit behind this blog is that I want to start condensing the wisdom and advice I’ve had the fortune to come across as a writer and woodworker. I’m looking for the elements of the writing craft … Continue reading

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