Putting things away in the right places is a way of getting ready.
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Thus in the use of tools every ending is a new beginning.
— Tim Ingold

Hershel Mutka Weiss has had a lifetime fascination with tools,
and started working wood as a boy. He studied at the College of
the Redwoods’ Fine Woodworking Program in 1985-1986 with
cabinetmaker James Krenov. He has exhibited in numerous craft
shows around the U.S., including The Philadelphia Museum of
Art Craft Show, The Philadelphia Furniture Show, Baltimore
American Craft Council Market, and many others. His work has
been featured in several books as well as magazines and newspapers and has won numerous awards.
He helped develop Santa Fe Community College’s Fine Woodworking Program and taught there for six years. Hershel's Albuquerque, New Mexico studio is located on the campus of Congregation Nahalat Shalom, which means "River of Peace".