Most woodworkers I know are compulsive makers. They build things of wood not so much to have the finished product but to satisfy an inner yearning to experiment, to learn and to create. It's a feeling, I imagine, akin to an artist's need to paint or a musician's need to play.
Paul Bertorelli, Fine Woodworking On Things to Make, 1986
Not so much logging today, though that will happen soon enough, there are trees to be fallen for fire safety/mitigation on the property.
Started to build a dog run/yard today and realized after setting several posts that limbs on the big ponderosa needed to come down before work went any further.
The tree is on the north side of the house, limbs were touching the roof and the power line leading into the workshop/woodshed. The tree should have been trimmed a long time ago.
It was a little dicey to cut the limbs, I really needed a 32 foot ladder to do the work. I cut several limbs and left them a little long for me to sit on as I cut other limbs. A little scary but I took my time. It was a lot of fun to do the work! It was good to climb a tree again!
All this from just 10 limbs. Clean up tomorrow!
I bought this prelude through Amazon.com, it's a interesting piece published in 1954, I look forward to working on it. I need to find recordings of Pujol's work, other then the one I have by David Russell.
Check out this YouTube of Grisha! This kid is amazing! I do think that he needs to mature a little and spend the rest of his life living in Spain among real flamenco singers, dancers and guitarists, then he could approach the sound of Sabicas. There are more videos of him playing other guitars by famous makers, they are eye and ear openers, just surf through YouTube!
Saturday, April 7, 2012
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