15170Zen and the Art of Knifemaking
- Dec 21, 2006The photo section now has 2 new pictures
in the Zen and the Art of Knifemaking
albums (pics 15 and 16). The first is
a 12 1/2" long maple burl handled knife
with a brass guard and a 1095 steel blade.
The second is 19 3/4" long and has a
beadblasted 1095 steel blade, and a brass
and steel guard with a buckeye burl handle.
I again found the focusing that takes place
during the construction process brings about
an excellent "high". Unlike tossing around
concepts and words to make some point, you
must be very focused and one-pointed when
working with tools, machines, and sharp things,
or some of the points you make can quickly end
up in you. And there is no doubt that the more
one practices, the better one gets at IT.
When done working on any specific craft or task,
the intense inner and outer focus that was idealy
used during the creative process need not end just
because you leave your workshop, as the whole world is
your real working environment, and perfect attention in
every moment is always appropriate...and a great "high".
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