Saturday, May 9, 2015

How much can you like a thing?

 I was working on this rammed earth formwork yesterday

I went an ripped a piece of wood, and thought.

 "I love this machine."

Whether I am or not, I pride myself of being non materialistic, on being simple, on having a small footprint .  So can I like/love a table saw that uses fossil fuels for electricity?  If and when it fails I will be trully sad and depressed.

Thirty years ago I built the roof, upstairs walls, floor, windows, doors of this house, all with  wood, with wood hand tools.  I did buy tongue and groove floor boards.

What if I had had a table saw, elec drill, elec wood planner?