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I have been doing a lot of research in the past weeks on timber framing construction. I am going to build a small shop right beside of my kiln for

various reasons that I will explain about later. I came across this quote today on

Collin Begg's web site and I wanted to share it.

Craft has healed many of my own generational wounds and brought me back to spirit. We all need it, whether we know it or not. In the absence of hand-made things, our culture is lost. Just as connecting with our food brings greater meaning to our lives, so connecting with the people who make everyday items brings meaning to the things we use in day to day life.

When items are made by hand, they have their own soul, teachings and memories to share with us. Tradition creates lineage, and that lineage connects us to the birth of time and the creation of the universe.


More on my timber frame plans in the next post.

Also check out the use of this crotch slab in in this bent. That is one expensive knee brace. Not my work.


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