I am making good progress on an Arts and Crafts style desk for a client. See the photos below. I still have some details to add to the bases...curves in the bottom rails and tapers on the legs will lighten the desk up a bit. And of course I need to build some drawers.
On a long project like this, it's always nice when a source of inspiration appears.
The quote below (from the early 1900's book Education Through Recreation by Lawrence Pearsall Jacks) was posted today on Canadian woodworker Tom Fidgen's website The Unplugged Woodshop. I don't know Tom personally, but his work (built with hand tools only) often provides inspiration itself . I thought the quote was worth re-posting here.
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”
- L.P Jacks