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Wooden Spoons

I enjoy carving wooden spoons for people to use everyday.  Each spoon is unique as the natural patterns in the wood itself dictate much of the final form.  622 more words


Carving Out, Shaping Time

Every time I carve out to make a printing block, I always feel that I am giving a shape to time. Or, I carve out a woodblock so that time can become tangible. 30 more words

Creating Front Yard Art

I’m not crazy about the ping-pong music but at least the guy is wearing hearing & eye protection. Seems to be a good alternative to “stump removal.” (Plus, many of the fellows doing yard work here in the South won’t even use hearing protection when using a portable gas-powered, back mounted leaf blower! Geez.

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Spring sessions coming soon

The land is waking up. And so are we. After a winter’s hibernation, here are three new dates in our diary for springtime, book your place now. 79 more words


Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel #18, Syracuse, NY

My rule #7: Choose a direction, not a destination.  We deliberately choose the less travelled road and often an unexpected discovery charms us.

Alie’s sister Michelle, who was with us, had to fly back to Costa Rica.  277 more words

Travel Logs

Carving Round Bowls can be Super

If you’re going to make round bowls, why not use a lathe?  Well, because I’m chicken.  There’s something about a twenty pound chunk of wood spinning around at five hundred rpm that makes me not want to poke it with a bar of steel.  302 more words