Category Archives: Made by hand

Imperfect? Sometimes. And yet so much fun.

Carpentry for Women part VI: coming home

This is the last thing I’ll write about carpentry class here for a while. Promise. But if you missed the other parts, you might consider reading: Part I. Arriving Part II. Who we are Part III. Power Tools Part IV. … Continue reading

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Carpentry for women, part V: foul-mouthed beauties

Part five of an absurdly lengthy meditation of my week at Yestermorrow. This one comes with a warning label. I’m generally pretty good about not cursing here, aware that all kinds of people, including my mother, are reading. But this … Continue reading

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Carpentry for Women part IV: on precision

Here’s part IV of my carpentry experience. *** This is not work for the imprecise. I realize that right away. I’ve never been precise; I am impatient and scattered, and for all the time I spend in the kitchen, I … Continue reading

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Carpentry for Women part III: Power Tools

Part III of my Yestermorrow experience. I do go on, don’t I? Carry on: I’ll be done with this soon enough. We look at tools. There are so many. Take the hammer, for example. There are hammers with wooden handles, … Continue reading

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Carpentry for Women part II: who we are

This is part two of the rather absurdly lengthy six-part series about my carpentry for women class at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren, Vermont. If you missed part I: Arriving, you’ll find it here. There are nine of us … Continue reading

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