The craftsman and the musician

studley_overall_img_0132-2Old Henry was a craftsman
Of the old school sort
They don’t make eM like they used to
Was his favorite retort

Henry made pianos
Hand crafted every part
Finishing is one thing
But it’s a harder thing to start

Fancy things they were,
Famed across the land
For Henry was a craftsman
You could read that in his hand

Father tree ebony’s dark wood
Or mother of pearl inlay
They don’t make eM like they used to
Old Henry O. would say

The magics in the music
Though that’s not the only art
Love of song and ivory keys
Not the piano’s only part

Old Henry had a tool chest
An amazing use of space
beautiful and precise
And each tool had it’s own place

Racks of chisles, square and compass
Within, a hundred tools contained
A special niche there was for each, especially
the prized wee number one plane

Henry at his tool chest was
Like the maestro at the keys
From each issued forth
All love’s mysteries

Old Henry had a toolchest
He sure was a crafts man
They don’t make eM like they used to
Not pianos, nor the man

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http://www.finewoodworking.com/2006/09/01/the-h-o-studley-tool-chest this is about a phenomenal object, a handmade toolchest by henry studley.

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6 thoughts on “The craftsman and the musician

  1. This is stunning! Especially like; “The magics in the music. Though that’s not the only art. Love of song and ivory keys. Not the piano’s only part.”

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