After 13 years and thousands of entries, it’s time to shutter this blog and move on to other things with my research, writing and – above all – woodwork. But before I stop, I’d like to say a few things during the coming weeks, things about which I’ve held my tongue.
For the last 13 years I’ve written these blog entries for you. These few are for me.
This blog began in May 2005 when we were trying to launch Woodworking Magazine without any help (meaning money) from our parent company. Woodworking Magazine was publishing once or twice a year, and we needed a way to remind people between those issues that we still existed.
I suggested a blog – what some people called a “weblog” – and I volunteered to write it. Here’s the first entry, if you’re interested.
I wasn’t seeking attention for my work. Hell, I got into writing for its solitary and somewhat anonymous aspects. But it soon became clear that if I was going to write almost every day for the blog, I had to write about my personal woodworking, my research, some animal idioms and my views on the craft.