Get your hands dirty

My dad was a joiner who specialised in making stuff that others couldn't. This meant creating staircases and handrails that left the floor at one angle and travelled through a three dimensional twist as they curved up to the floor above, where they would have to arrive at a specific point in space, at a specific angle.

Somewhere along the way, an overly enthusiastic architect would have drawn a series of beautifully curved lines to accurately represent how the final wooden object would look in each orthogonal view, as was evidenced by the dye-line prints scattered atop the stacks of two-by-fours. I know all this because this was back in the days before health and safety, where my dad's workshop also played the role of childcare centre during the long summer holidays.

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