The industrial system has brought with it tremendous advantages. It means we are living at a far higher standard of comfort than our forefathers, and with far more leisure. But it is always working towards uniformity, the dead level only minimizes costs and increases output.
If we are going not only to acquiesce but to follow blindly where it leads, then we shall get standardization – and deserve it.
If we, as craftsmen, still keep our judgments keen and our tastes discriminating; if, that is to say, we persist in being individuals still, we can do something to stem the tide. But those children, who have gone out into the very heart of their own land and seen for themselves, and weighed things in the balance as children do, I think they will do even more.
— The Woodworker, April 1940
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Do you have a drawing (Sketchup?) of this tool chest? I can’t figure out how you will access all the lower things – a conundrum I have had with these styles of chests seemingly forever. I would appreciate seeing how it’s all supposed to go together as I watch it come together.
I am really enjoying your blog. Thanks
I’m really liking this chest!! Whats type of wood are you using?
Realy nice chest indeed!! And again nice quote!
Very surprised to see the pulls on your chest. Not typically found.
Chris, you have quoted below RE: the Industrial System
"If we are going not only to acquiesce but to follow blindly where it leads, then we shall get standardization – and deserve it."
"……….that is to say, we persist in being individuals……"
I see so much following–how do we reposition creativity as the persistant element "in being individuals"
Have a Merry Christmas– Neil
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