Whatever that means
These days we categorise wood as spoon or non-spoon. Non-spoon can be either firewood, something for the mutt to chew on or the stuff that is going to become something better than a spoon – a little stool for short-arses to reach the cupboards, the long-awaited window seat in the sitting room. That sort of thing. Here we have some non-spoon larch and oak warming the sitting room. Spoon can, of course mean spatula, spurtle, butter knife or something of that sort.\r\n\r\nIt’s interesting stuff wood. You can admire a nice tree or a bit of furniture but cutting it and shaping it, especially with ‘primitive’ tools like an axe or a knife – anything that’s not a machine – means really understanding how it works. Seeing things emerge from what was just a scrap of wood or a bit of stick off a tree is nice. Like the difference between watching a photograph develop in a darkroom and uploading photos from a card. \r\n\r\nOtherwise an interesting day on the bleeding edge of research – trying to t
ake the noise out of the referendum polls to see what’s really happening. Not that I’ll be doing anything with it. More trouble than it’s worth to open that can of worms. Can of worms? Pandora’s box more like. But it’s fun to play and from someone’s perspective, it’s not good.