Shop Class As Soulcraft

Shop Class

Hey, where’s the next installment of the grinder thingy?

Well, it got delayed by a dead well pump and assorted worse stuff.

Matthew B. Crawford’s Shop Class As Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work is all about making bows, even though it never mentions bows, archery or bowmaking. (It’s been a while since I read it so I’m not absolutely certain of that.)

What you will find is a frank look at skilledĀ manual labor by a motorcycle mechanic with a PhD in philosophy.

He argues for the manual trades as honorable pursuits and wonders how many college grads slumped in a cube wonder at the end of the day what exactly it was they accomplished.

I’ll spare you all my opinions on the subject and simply recommend this book to everyone regardless of education level.

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