Friday, July 22, 2016

What I Learned From a Piece of Wood -2nd Edition

Repeat.  Again.  One more time.  Just a little more.

It's meticulous work to create things from wood.  One little piece off at a time.  Straighten.  Look. Straighten.  Push.  Keep it level.  Shave off some more.  Look again.  Shave off a little more.  Check again.  Finally it's good.  Next piece, please.  Repeat.

As I watched (and helped!) my husband work in the shop last week, it was amazing to see the amount of repetition and refinement that it takes to create something from the raw materials.  For the table we were working on, we had to plane each piece to the correct thickness.  It was several passes for each board.  Once they were to the desired thickness, we ran each piece over the joiner to even and smooth out the edges.  It was a several hour process to get all the pieces through the first round of refinement. 

 color: UL lime green


Are you sensing a theme here?  Refinement doesn't happen all at once.  Whether you are crafting a table top, or working on your writing skills or just starting your Crossfit journey, it takes time  and small changes after small changes after small changes to become and create the end goal.  Be patient with yourself.  Be patient with the process.  And enjoy the process.  The process is your life.  This moment is your life.  Even when it's hard and meticulous and repetitive, you are being refined.

Make it a beautiful day, friends.

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