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a box distraction

It begins with this little box I made. Had been practicing chip carving in butternut & pine. Turned it into a box that right now holds small sharpening stuff. 265 more words


test fitting the box w drawer

I did some more work on the box with drawer that I started the other day. First of all, this is as close as I get to having drawings to work from…and shortly after I begin, these are out the window.  247 more words


Oak doesn't go bad...for the most part


I have a collection of bits & pieces of oak that I have carved over the years. One is a panel 7″ x 24″ – I wrote about this design way back when =  400 more words


It'll look something like this

When I left Plimoth Plantation in June, I wrote that I would be pursuing other aspects of woodworking beyond 17th-century joined oak furniture. But I also laid out that I wasn’t giving up the oak stuff, just adding to it. 121 more words


Make a Carved Oak Box - Sept 22-26

We just had a cancellation in my up-coming class in making a carved oak box – so if you would like to tackle this sort of work, September 22-26 in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts, Heartwood School is the place to be.  110 more words



I greatly appreciate the notes & emails, etc that I get from readers, students and more. It’s nice to hear that my work inspires some folks to go shave wood. 518 more words


Here's where it's at

this showed up last week. 

and this. 

so here’s one direction I’m headed – some large crooks in these piles. 

and more. Some baskets & bowls to finish… 25 more words