The heft and feel of a well-worn handle,
The sight of shavings that curl from a blade;
The logs in the wood pile, the sentiment of huge beams in an old-fashioned house;
The smell of fresh cut timber and the pungent fragrance of burning leaves;
The crackle of kindling and the hiss of burning logs.
Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would be
Without wood.

Everard Hinrichs, quoted by Eric Sloane in A Reverence for Wood

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Talking Wood Production at Fine Woodworking.com

Through this amazing world of online publishing, we can share blog content with others in our area of interest. Fine Woodworking.com recently ran a two-part blog post by Patrick Kennedy of Superior Woodcraft who asked me several questions relative to challenges facing today's woodworking shops.

You can view the blog postings at the links below:

http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37352/talking-wood-with-a-lion-part-i

http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/37548/talking-wood-with-a-lion-part-ii

Should be a "Nittany Lion" and I work at Penn State, not Penn. But Patrick asks some interesting questions that others of you in the industry may also be struggling with. I'll try to interview Mr. Kennedy for a future post on Go Wood in the near future.

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