For the September 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Bob Rummer discusses the importance of the “thinking spot” in his shop and how it plays a part in his woodworking.
My thoughtful spot is Mr. Francis’ folding lawn chair. Hugh was my 90-year-old neighbor in Alabama. He shared a lot of wisdom with me, like, “Keep the parts, you will find a use for them someday” or “Prune the muscadines and enjoy the wine.” He sat in this lawn chair in his shop/mill house while we watched the gristmill rumble through another bag of corn. He gave me perspective on life. I have kept his lawn chair in my shop, and I pull it out on nice mornings when the shop door is up to sit and think and enjoy a cup of coffee.
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