A month or so ago I wrote about inertia. I'm experiencing it again, except this time it's the "object at rest tends to stay at rest" kind. I have been busy for the past 3 or 4 weekends and haven't had a chance to spend any time in the shop.
I can't complain. The "busy" has been a good "busy", but the loss of momentum in the shop always makes me feel uneasy. The shop itself feels a little foreign when I walk out there. I have a vague idea of what I need to do next on my current project, but the crisp focus is gone for the moment.
In my mind it seems like a bigger deal than it really is. It usually doesn't take much to regain my forward progress. I'll be working on that this weekend.
I would imagine that just about every woodworker out there is familiar with Roy Underhill. His PBS show, The Woodwright's Shop, is a true classic work of art. I am not an "off the grid" woodworker like Mr. Underhill, but I learn something every time I watch his show, and I am always inspired by his approach and philosophy.
And speaking of philosophy...
A friend of mine has been going through back episodes of The Woodwright's Shop and came across an episode entitled The Spirit of Woodcraft. I'd highly recommend watching it. This episode raised Roy Underhill up another level for me (i.e., St. Roy).
Forget the woodworking...Roy Underhill is one of the great philosophers of our time!