Years ago, I happened to walk past a butcher shop in a village, in England. The butcher was in the windowed front corner of his shop, butchering a half hog for all the world to see. As I stopped to watch, I thought, “There stands an honest man, who not only shows his product, but also his craft.”
When I put the Nicholson bench in the front window of my shop, I had that butcher, and his shop, in mind. So this week I’ve been putting the finished surface on a run of Roorkhee chair legs, while working in my storefront window. I gotta say, I’m a little disappointed that so many folks just walk by without even looking up from their cell phones. Oh well, I guess as they say, “Don’t quit your day job.”
Hey wait a minute… 🙄
3 thoughts on “Woodworking as performance art”
I would have stopped to watch you.
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Sounds like great fun. But I’d end up too tempted to watch the passersby!
Goes to show how self absorbed our culture is these days! Keep on doing your woodworking for all to see!