Wisdom of the Hands

TaglineThis blog is dedicated to sharing the concept that our hands are essential to learning- that we engage the world and its wonders, sensing and creating primarily through the agency of our hands. We abandon our children to education in boredom and intellectual escapism by failing to engage their hands in learning and making.
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getting ready for school, making inlay.

Yesterday I spent some time in the wood shop at the Clear Spring School, rearranging lathes to make more room, and repairing work benches. In my home shop, I spent some time making inlay for boxes. I

3 hours ago

today in the wood shop.

Today I will be cleaning and making inlay in my wood shop, and preparing for classes at the Clear spring School. My book on box guitars goes off to the printer on Friday, I have orders to fill, and I

1 day ago

box ends

I have been routing small mortises in the ends of boxes. The photo shows some complete and some with only two of the routed grooves cut.  Each end takes three steps. The grooves fit tenoned parts and

2 days ago

milling parts.

I am in the process of milling parts for making small boxes as is usual for me this time of year. I have a four position router table that contains 4 routers, each set up for a different operation. On

3 days ago

a reader asked

A reader asked where to find plans for my minimalist router table that has been featured in my books and articles over the years. It can be downloaded from the Fine Woodworking website here: https://s

4 days ago