December, 2008


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Dec 08

My work in progress

It’s the eventual top of my first commisioned piece, the top is turning out quite well. At the moment it’s all end grain oak, cherry and walnut. It’s in keeping with my usual King Arthur/Giant slab style, and currently weights about 55 pounds. The top is going to increase in size by about 40% or so and be around 46 inches tall once the base is built.


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Dec 08

Belated post

  • Bet On America -
    The evidence for our nation’s downward spiral isn’t sufficient to rule out the very opposite possibility: that the United States will become, in purely geopolitical terms, even stronger in coming decades. The mistake we make is not so much overestimating our problems, but underestimating the problems of our potential rivals. We think we’re the only country with decline-and-fall issues.

    I’ll wager that many of the toughest challenges for Americans in the future won’t be associated with our geopolitical decline, weakness or decrepitude. No: Our challenges will be the unimagined consequences of our many successes.

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