Getting a toolkit ready for the upcoming Woodworking Shows — this plane or that? two files or one? and how many stones? Whatever is taken, something is always left — and missed. But then one learns to make do, discover workarounds, extemporize. The truth is that with all the tools in the world (not to mention the ones in the shop) so long as we are exploring there will always be something missing. Otherwise everything would already have been done. We speak using the words we know. If forced into the ineffable we try another medium—drawing, dancing, or perhaps just dreaming . . .