Sawing On Strings:
or how I learned to stop worrying and love my bow.
Adventures in woodworking and music
Let me introduce you to my little BIG friend! This is Mr. Metronome. His second cousin’s brother’s mother’s friend’s former roommate is Mr. Coffee. I have a love/hate (but mostly hate) relationship with metronomes. Every time I practice with one, I’m convinced the thing is broken. It just can’t hold a steady beat. But thenContinue reading “Mr. Metronome: Part 1”
Can’t play something? Bitten off more than you can chew? Remember the 3 S’s. I’ve had so many students say, “It’s too hard! I Can’t. I don’t know how.” They’re defeated before they even begin. Tackling a whole piece perfectly from the beginning is a bit like trying to eat a 40oz steak in aContinue reading “The 3 S’s: Slower, Smaller, Simpler”
One of the core principles of Christopher Schwarz’ Anarchist’s Tool Chest is to have a small kit of tools. Fewer tools means less time monkeying with tools you’re still figuring out how to use and more time building furniture. I found myself in need of a plow plane but not ready to commit the fundsContinue reading “Make a Grooving Plane for the Anarchist Tool Chest”
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