No one is gone if you remember them and speak their name

To Jamie Bacon: friend, craftsman, and raconteur
It's very difficult for me to believe it but it will soon be five years since Jamie Bacon of the Plane Shavings blog left our mortal world. I never had the privilege of meeting Jamie in person but, if you've ever read his blog, you'll understand why we were frequent correspondents.

His blog was superb and remains so. It is well worth another read through.

To friend Jamie, wherever you are, I hope your planes are sharp and that the walnut is all air-dried.

- Zachary Dillinger