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there are no truths....

Joshua Klein sent me a note, asking my take on his recent blog post about “real craft” and what that term means. http://mortiseandtenonmag.com/blogs/blog/thoughts-on-real-craft

The first half of his post follows the term, from Jarrod Stone Dahl, back to Robin Wood, who got onto it from an exhibition with that title by someone named Chris Eckersley. 1,685 more words


a lot of photos of the 3-legged stool assembly

the 3-legged/footed stool is done.

here’s some of how it went. I do the joinery in two halves. Here, the leg is propped in the “joiners’ saddles” (V-blocks) to hold it steady. 311 more words


The Middelalder Centre

For the last week I’ve been living as a Danish Medieval peasant, back in the year 1406. Welcome to the world that is the Middelalder Centre. 310 more words

Experimental Archaeology

3-footed turned stool

It feels like a long time since I’ve written about furniture-making. Shop-building & spoon carving have taken up a lot of space here. This week, I’m building a stool that reaches back to the beginnings of this blog in 2008. 363 more words


Old Shed Treasures for Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge

“Older than 50 years” is the topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week. Rather than root about in my photo archives, I decided to have a root about in the old shed in my new allotment garden. 475 more words

Sustainable Living

Another trip I'd like to make some day

Just a pointer to go read about Terence McSweeney’s visit to Tamás Gyenes’ house in Hungary. Terence & I met last year when he came to a box-making class I taught in Somerset, England. 55 more words


For Peace Comes Dropping Slow

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow

–William Butler Yeats, from The Lake Isle of Inisfree