Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sculpture and Tools

Learning to use a tool teaches mental as well as physical skills. 

Using an adz requires a kind of concentration that is more important than physical strength.

Knowing where both legs are and aiming the adz IN BETWEEN my legs is one constant.
Another is thinking THROUGH the cut. I aim at the beginning, but must think through to the desired end to make each cut count. Otherwise I'm just bludgeoning the log and wearing myself out.

The first blister is another sign of spring, it's finally nice enough to work outside!

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