We are so used to getting everything we need right now. When you can walk into a store and instantly choose from hundreds of mass produced items I think we all forget how to value the time and experience of individual artisan-made items.
Another woodworker at the market, George Corbitt, makes boxes. Some traditional looking, others follow the natural shape of the branch the wood came from. All beautiful. I have given several of these as gifts. I bought this one for a Christmas present last Saturday.
It is made from a dogwood branch.
I saw a post about this video:
It is very much about the process. You can appreciate the finished product without knowing much about how it was made, but some knowledge sure does enhance the view.