18 August, 2012

My Measure

 “We’ve got to discover what feels good and is really good. 
We can isolate ourselves In the process, establish our own standards
- even at the risk of self-delusion, maybe destruction.
Or we can open up, question, and try another measure.  What measure?
Oh that’s the heart of it all!  If I had to guess, and my life depended on it, I'd say integrity.
Not mine-something much more important, and durable.”

Krenov, James. 1977 The fine Art of Cabinetmaking p.59

I have, since February this year travelled a handful of times to Kyneton, Victoria.
Here Is where you can find that integrity in Glen Rundell and his family.
 Glen, a wood worker, chair maker, chair tool maker and writer of Rundell&Rundell.

Just one of the many good things to come from a few visits is an Elm (seat) and English Oak (undercarriage)Perch, designed from Peter Galbert templates – wood sourced by Glen & made by Glen & myself.

The English Oak was planted on the East side of the JFK Memorial Pond, Treasury Gardens, South of the Treasury Building.  The Elm was from Fawkner Park, Toorak Road side, on the Nth/Sth pathway on the East end of the park.  

The perch now at work, 
& for those waiting for their special piece 
thank you for your patience.

1 comment:

  1. Pride of place at the bandsaw! Twas not the slightest bit made by me mate, I just stood there, gesticulated and made the odd comment! Thanks Tim, it's always our pleasure to have you here.