A Book Review from Jeff Peachey

Book binder and conservator Jeff Peachey wrote a very thoughtful post about craft and meaning under the guise of a review of this book: The Lost Carving by David Esterly. I was unaware of this book but having read Jeff’s review I’m going to buy a copy from my local bookstore. Jeff puts it well: Making things—and the escape from the everyday consciousness that craft provides— is a universal human activity, possibly bordering on a need. I agree with that. And I wish to better understand that need. I can’t wait to receive my copy!

Thanks, Jeff.

PS: Once upon a time Linda and I owned the bookstore in our small town. That experience made it clear that that online bookseller, you know the one named for a river teeming with piranha, is very bad for small, local business. If you value your local businesses, please shop them first. For a list of your local bookstores check out Indiebound.

About Ron Hock

Owner of HOCK TOOLS (.com) and author of "The Perfect Edge, the Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers"
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One Response to A Book Review from Jeff Peachey

  1. Time Enough Books, in Ilwaco WA. Browse, chat about local news or politics, play with the puppy, Scout.

    I would extend the buy local/small business concept to include those folks who provide woodworkers with high quality products, and encourage everyone to deal directly with them instead of the bigger boys who carry their products. They have more product knowledge, interesting stories to tell, and are a pleasure to deal with. I also believe they find dealing directly with the customer to be of greater benefit, both from a financial and personal point of view.

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