02.16.2015 Adze v. Stump / Tree Seats

This short video shows me using an adze to peel bark and prep stumps for seats. Physically it's highly cathartic. We are often so distanced from our bodies even in workshop settings. The adze is 100% manual. The process of picking up a new tool, using it, gaining experience and incorporating that back into the hand work is immediate and satisfying. You can almost watch yourself learn. There is a dance between the stump, the tool, and the body. The stump moves away as the work progresses, needs to be pulled back in. The work goes on, and the cycle repeats. Scroll down a bit, and press the play button.

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