I was doing some woodwork in the shed this week, and for the first time in 25 years, the bandsaw bit me. Just a friendly nip on the thumb to remind me to pay attention to what I’m doing, fixable with a band-aid and a lot of foul language. A salutary warning to avoid complacency. I thought I’d pass the reminder on: every gun is loaded, every sword is sharp, every weight demands correct mechanics, and every other driver on the road is blind. Safety comes from mindfulness, more than anything else.
But the wedged through tenons turned out well enough for something that will not be visible in normal use.
I get asked about equipment a lot, and so (as you may know) I have a page on my blog dedicated to recommendations. I even have a swanky form to collect readers’ own experiences, and I’ve recently updated the page with reader recommendations. You can find it here: https://guywindsor.net/equipment
This week is supposedly ‘mental health awareness’ week. I don’t set much store by these things- every week should be mental health awareness week, and Pride, and cancer awareness, and looking after the elderly, etc etc etc. But just this once I thought I’d get on-trend, and so have posted an excerpt, in text and audio, from The Windsor Method, on the four roots of mental health. Read it or listen to it in good health! https://guywindsor.net/2023/05/the-four-roots-of-mental-health/
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