Was in at Borders Books, on Saturday, and found Roy Underhill's
"The Woodwright's Shop, Exploring Traditional Woodcraft"
on the 'bargains' table at the outrageous price of $7.99.
This is the "revised edition", containing both the original
'Woodwright's Shop', and it's follow-up 'The Woodwright's Companion'.
The anecdote at the end of chapter one, *alone*, makes the book worth
buying. I quote: "... It's not an easy feeling-- standing there in the
woods, knowing that all the trees are laughing at you."
I always enjoyed watching Roy's show on PBS, even tho I could
never see myself using all the "primitive" tools he used. Still,
a woodworker could learn a lot of the basics from his show and
then sort of adapt it to 120V AC (or 220)!
I'm going to check out my local Borders-thanks for the heads-up.
Well, in the scene described, a tree had *just* thrown his axe (along with
some other tools, and a water bottle) into the _middle_ of the nearby river.
He _makes_ the remark *after* having retrieved the axe, so I guess the
answer to your question is "yes". <grin>
I repeat: "The anecdote at the end of chapter one, *alone*, makes the book
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