2013 Woodworking Calendar
If you’re anything like me,
I feel sorry for ya then you probably forgo the free, but highly bland, wall or desk calendar your office provides you around this time every year and opt for something that helps take your mind off work, even if just for a brief moment. Normally, your options aren’t that spectacular; you can torture yourself with pictures of far off destinations you will likely never visit (and, let’s be honest, won’t look like that if you DO get to it one day) or maybe you like looking at babies dressed up as unicorns and stuffed into flower pots (hey, whatever floats your boat, man). This last year, I’ve been staring at lush green landscapes and quaint brightly-coloured cottage doors on whitewashed houses, dreaming of a return to the Emerald Isle.
But now you have another option! You can torture yourself with fabulously detailed photos of woodworking tools, some of which you actually have a chance of owning! In just a little more than a month, I’ll be staring at THIS calendar from Catharine Kennedy at ToolEngraver.com. If you don’t live with your head shoved up the business end of a router, you’ve probably seen a fine example of Catharine’s work by way of Chris Schwarz’s Anarchist No. 5.
I ordered my calendar several months ago, when they were first made available. I’m excited to be able to glance over to the padded cell wall on my left and lose myself in the delightful twists and turns of wood and steel shaped by thoughtful, caring hands to work that medium we love so much.
I have no affiliation with Catharine Kennedy or ToolEngraver.com (or Chris Schwarz, for that matter). I just like looking at great pictures of fine woodworking tools. And I like supporting a small business, even if it is just through the purchase of something as small as a wall calendar.
So pick up yours today and, on January 1st, let the drooling begin!