Of course yesterday’s blog post was an April Fool’s joke. Work continues on my chair. And recent cuts while demonstrating aside, I almost never cut myself. I think the worst injury I ever received related to woodworking was the time I intentionally caught a center bit, which, as I expected, buried itself into my palm leaving me with a stigmata that would make Padre Pio blush. In retrospect, the wound healed quickly (thanks be to God) and I would do the same thing again. It was really a beautiful bit. I use it often.
The chair is still mostly a train wreck, but I accepted that long ago. Not everything we do in our shops will be a masterpiece. Woodworking is like everything else. You have to practice at it. So I’m over it. I’m over the mistakes and I’m moving forward. But I’ll continue to clue you in on what I feel I’m doing right and what I don’t get right. I’m writing to help you with your woodworking, not to show off. And I realize there’s a fine line between that and an excuse for shoddy work.
I do indeed have a back shop. You’ve seen pictures of it here. There is a Woodcraft slow speed grinder in it. I have a Jet wood lathe (currently sporting a spring pole). No table or band saws. No planers. I really do work wood by hand. But I liked the idea that there might be one reader, maybe not wholly convinced we actually landed a man on the moon, who would say “Aha! I knew it! I knew he was a fake!”.
My favorite part of all was the suggestion that I shoud go ahead of the more seriously injured in the emergency room. Maybe I watch too much tv (or watch too much crap), but I think the whole idea of being a diva is particularly funny. Why is it accomplished people in the entertainment industry get to forget their manners? Why can’t Tom Lie Nielsen do stuff like this for instance? Or Robin Lee? Chris Schwarz? None of these guys have posses. HELLO How you expect to be treated like a diva without a posse. At least Tom has bling.
For those of you who expressed concern, thank you and I humbly apologize for yesterday’s very stupid post. I certainly didn’t mean to make light of workshop injuries and I appreciate your well wishes.
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