James F. Carpenter
This is an exuberant storytelling book - a collection of entertaining
and thought-provoking tales shared by Jim Carpenter, gleaned from
his experiences working with wood. A lifelong interest in woodworking,
carpentry, and its history eventually led Jim to share his background
and wisdom of working in his shop. You are sure to chuckle at the
wry wit stories in this informative book. Here is one story he often
One evening while my neighbor was out on a bike ride, he stopped
by to check out what I was working on in my shop. After a bit he
asked me why I was using a hand saw when I had a perfectly good
table saw sitting right there. It didn't make any sense to him.
I asked him why he was riding a bicycle when he had a perfectly
good car sitting right there in his garage. He told me that his
evening bike rides were a way he could relax and it made him feel
better. No comment.