Children and woodworking
- I had an apparently angry mother approach me at Mid-Winter A & S...
Snapping her finger in my face, she said "I just want you to
know....it's ALL Your fault!!!!"
That her 10 year old daughter has finally decided on a Art/craft to
you guessed it.
the child has gotten herself a piece of wood and an el-cheapo set of
Chinese carving tools....and is very distressed that they don't co-
operate with her like mine do.
They CAN work.
someone just needs to take the time to re-sharpen them....they're
mostly not working because they're dull and there hasn't been the
best of care taken to keep the cutting edges uniform.
But I don't blame her.
I have a bunch of the sets.
I'd planned to use them to teach with, but never got around to the
painstaking task of hand-resharpening them....at this point, I'd
forego my usual revulsion to electric apprenticed sharpening tools,
if I only knew how to use them in the first place....
btw, our Bill McNutt is Quite the bard/story-teller !!!! I had the
pleasure of his verbal talents this past weekend at Mistress
Christianna's BD party.......and there I had thought him a just
dreary ole woodworker, when he truely had a delightful sense of
humor and gift for weaving a story that kept one perched on the edge
of their seat.....I confess, I haven't enjoyed stories that well
done, in many a year !!
Again, thankyou for making the evening one to remember.