File puptcrit/puptcrit.0904, message 175

Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 20:14:44 -0700
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Delta Bend saw and blades

Yeah, but after all the emails, you don't even tell us what you got!  
Tables, blah blah blah, Coaches, blah blah blah
Come On, what met the René standard of excellence?
Congrats on finding one that works for you. It may be your new best  
On Apr 13, 2009, at 4:52 PM, Mathieu René wrote:

> Got a bandsaw!
> Better than I thought.
> Even with an old blade, it cut through maple pretty well.
> Like butter in pine.
> It even looks brand new.
> Before I can use it, I have to reorganize my small studio space to  
> make it
> as efficient as possible.
> This means getting rid of some work surfaces as well. I got carried  
> away
> last time I organized, specifically for giving small group  
> workshops here.
> Except for one very practical table I built, the extra surfaces  
> have been
> used mostly to hold stuff and tools randomly. Too much space makes  
> the human
> lazy. Gone they shall be this week! more wood to make sculpture  
> stands for
> clay work!
> That band saw is already a great incentive!
> I'm extremely grateful to my "coach" for having made this possible  
> in three
> ways:
> .He ordered a custom marionnette to make the band saw's purchase  
> possible
> now (of course, he wanted such a marionette eventually anyways,  
> fell in love
> with the one I had but couldn't sell).
> .He offered to drive so that we could go see, purchase and pick up  
> the band
> saw.
> .He continues coaching me because he believes in me.
> He's the business-minded kick in the butt and mind I'd been asking the
> universe for.
> Careful what you wish for, this one's a notch or two beyond  
> expectations.
> Ouch. If I survive his suggested mental recalibrations (breaking and
> changing beliefs, adding discipline, lots more focus on a select  
> few things
> at a time), I'll reccomend his services to another "self- 
> distracting artist"
> out there.
> Come on, I'm sure lots of you know it can be hard to concentrate on  
> one
> thing when twenty apparently interesting ideas can pop up into your  
> mind in
> a month! There's not enough time in one lifetime to try them all!  
> My utopia
> would be just to create what needs to be created and letting  
> someone else
> get me the new contracts and sell my regular production.
> I'd pay a very nice percentage, and bonuses, to someone who would  
> take that
> burden off of me!
> In the meantime, I gotta build that client base, that niche upon  
> which to
> build that utopia, which would be the foundation from which I could  
> hire and
> pay such an agent, keeping the utopia well-fed.
> "Round, Like a circle in a spiral/Like a wheel within a wheel"
> -Windmills of your mind
> (music and lyrics by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and Michel Legrand)
> And round like a band saw's blade!
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