ON MATH AND WOOD
Math…gave me problems my entire academic life. It just never made much sense to me, so I blame it on the teachers, lol! What am I today? ~ A science teacher and woodworker ~ Both areas where you would expect there to be math. However, I still don’t get it.
My daughter and I were at one of my fave places in the world a few weeks ago, Woodcraft! http://www.JacksonvilleWoodcraft.com
Love that place. I just wanted to pop in to pick up some lacquer they were holding behind the counter for me. Short trip, right? Until, she…SHE, not ME, spots some wood that she wants. Granted it was beautiful, expensive, but beautiful. “Mom I need you to make a bobby pin holder out of this.” What the heck? A bobby pin holder out of expensive exotic wood? Ya kidding? So, of course, the wood came home.
I told her I would watch while she made the holder. Boy am I glad that didn't happen! As beautiful and interesting as this burl wood from Australia looked, it was tricky to cut. But the pics show the finished container, just not her big smile when she spotted this piece of art on her dresser.
You'd think there would be math involved with making this vessel. Nope, just a good eye and sharp tools.
There was some wood left over. Maybe this would be the math part. What to do with it?
I looked at the remaining stub and started working. A tiny bowl emerged. But wait, there's still more wood...just a smidge, but enough to do something. Jewelry! A pretty pendant was the end result.
All of this and still no math. At least not any kind of math I can understand.
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8/9/2012 01:35:09 pm
Cool wood! I need one of those!
9/17/2012 07:57:29 am
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