For the February 2022 issue of Wood News Online, Bob Rummer reflects on the amount of physical labor once required before the invention of power tools:
Eric Sloane, in his book A Reverence for Wood, says that only when we can look at objects from the past through a craftsman’s eyes, understanding what went into making the object, can we truly begin to appreciate both the people and the object. So let’s take a trip to Opelika, Alabama. In Municipal Park there is a little covered bridge over Rocky Brook. It is one of only 11 historic covered bridges left in the state. Take a closer look, do you think you could make this?
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