The Editors Mailbox

The Editors Mailbox

Fine Woodworking Author Quoted in New York Times

comments (0) May 28th, 2009 in blogs

MKenney Matthew Kenney, senior editor
thumbs up 1 user recommends

Woodworker and philosopher. Doug Stowe was quoted in a recent New York Times article about the value of working with your hands. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Woodworker and philosopher. Doug Stowe was quoted in a recent New York Times article about the value of working with your hands.


As woodworkers, we all know and understand the value of working with our hands. But not everyone does. So it was refreshing to see an article in the New York Times on its importance. It's written by a former political philosopher who has taken up motorcycle repair. Some of what he has to say might sound familiar if you're read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainence.

And if you need more encouragement to give the article a read, then consider that the author had the good wisdom to quote none other than furniture and box maker Doug Stowe in the opening paragraphs. Although he isn't mentioned by name, it's still him. Look for the "shop teacher" quoted in the sixth paragraph. Click the link and you'll be taken to Doug's very good blog "Wisdom of the Hands."

Give Doug's blog, and the article a good read. As rewarding as woodworking is, there's no harm in occasionally stepping back and thinking about what it is we do.



posted in: blogs


Comments (0)

You must be logged in to post comments. Log in.

Advertise here for as little as $50. Learn how

Save up to 52% on Fine Woodworking

 

Become a Better Woodworker

ABOUT THE EDITORS MAILBOX

FineWoodworking.com editors report from the woodworking front lines. Check in every weekday for news, information, projects, and answers to questions from Fine Woodworking readers everywhere.

Learn about our new format!

Archive: Temporarily unavailable. Stay tuned and sorry for the inconvenience.