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I picked up a set of hollows and round planes from an 18th century London plane maker, a kit to make a handmade panel saw for cutting my own veneers, and a turn-of-thecentury vintage Stanley 55, often referred to as a “planing mill in itself.” It’s kind of like a transformer of hand planes, and can cut various profiles. My plan is to start with pine and make picture frames for our numerous baby pictures, which are currently strewn about. Then, who knows, maybe I’ll move on to that coffee table in my mind with ogee-profiled edges and vine carved corner medallions. Why am I blabbering on about physician advocacy in the same article as woodworking? Because for me, these have been filtered down into two of a handful of passions which are clearer to me after the past few months. I think it’s important for all of us to provide care for our patients, do our part in the greater good, and also keep ourselves healthy.

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I saw a television show called “Craftsman’s Legacy” where a man said, “I left corporate America to work with my hands in order to feed my soul.” While I won’t be leaving my profession, I personally have found it helpful to have a tangible object after hard work, as compared to our service industry with endless need. I also think that as physicians with limited time, networking in your local Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (here’s the point) can not only bring you closer to your political views, but also to collaboration with peers on a personal level you may never otherwise have. And after that shameless plug, I would end this article with a final word to join SSVMS in a more involved manner for your own passions, whatever they may be. jbynum23@me.com

Profile for Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society

2015-Jul/Aug - SSV Medicine  

Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine is the official journal of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) and promotes the history,...

2015-Jul/Aug - SSV Medicine  

Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine is the official journal of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) and promotes the history,...