I love my job

I love my job. I make useful things that people get pleasure from using. Yesterday was spent making spoon carving knives, some would consider it boring repetitive work, putting an identical 20 degree bend in 750 blades. I get pleasure out of setting everything up so that it works efficiently, smoothly, precisely, with little stress on my body. Then I put some banging tunes on, get in a state of “flow” and three hours later the job is done, bliss.


6 Responses to I love my job

  1. Ian learmonth January 25, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

    You have found the meaning of life there Robin ! Its a simple purpose in this over complex world.

  2. Paul J Burkhardt January 26, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

    It’s great to hear how you love your job and why you do. I am in a similar position, I hated what I was doing for years until the day I was laid off. That turned out to be a great thing. I now work for a respected lumber and home center chain as the head glazier and screen repair tech. I wear many hats which can have me bouncing around all day but at the end of the day I know that everything I did that day was done well because my company lets my do my work to my high standards which makes for a very good day for all of us.

  3. Old Paddy January 26, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    the “flow”….zen-moments….the “zone”…..bliss !!

    the spoon knife works great!! I’m digging learning the new tool and what it reveals. Many thanks for sharing your passion, knowledge, and work!!

  4. Steve Hunt January 28, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    To love your job is truly fortunate. But you have made it what it is.
    I have used the spoon knife; put a little mahogany handle on it – old table lamp recycled…and it is sharp, and versatile. I am still getting used to it, trying different cuts. Used it finish the inside of a big pear wood bowl. Interesting textured finish. Now waiting to see what it is like when it has dried.

  5. Pat Bennett February 4, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    Hi Robin,

    I keep checking, but the spoon knives are still marked as sold out. When will the new batch go on sale? Or have they already gone?


    • Robin Wood February 4, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

      The first big batch was all sold in 24 hours but I have a much larger batch nearly ready should be done for mid Feb