When a Craftsman of to-day sets to work to make a chair, the knowledge which he takes so much for granted is the stored-up inheritance of generations of craftsmen who had preceded him. He is profiting by their discoveries, their failures, and adding whatever of its own particular worth in new processes the present age has to offer.
Only in our own age the ratio of skilled craftsmen is diminishing, and with so much that is good and civilised in process of being destroyed, one wonders how much will survive.
— The Woodworker, February 1943
2 thoughts on “Passing it On”
Another great quote! Merry Christmas!
It is a beautiful quote. What it says is true, we apply all the knowledge that we have inheritated but we also add something new and ours to enrich and create.
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