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more inspiration from the Season of Fests

Recently I wrote about inspiration in the form of a slew of new books. There was more inspiration stemming from the Season of the Fest – Greenwood Fest, Spoonfest, Täljfest and beyond. 364 more words


Axe Work

I’ve been roughing out a couple walnut bowls, which means plenty of fun axe work.  One of the more challenging aspects is shaping the end grain area S curve; the bowl will be convex as it leaves the bottom, then return in a concave area beneath the handles.   270 more words

some progress on the shop

I have another post to do about my trip, but today shot a few lousy photos while I was working inside the shop.

You can see, it’s still very much a construction site, but some of the time I’m working on furniture in it, other times, working on it. 409 more words


Summer/fall reading; new pile of books

It’s been a summer of inspiration for me in many ways. One way is books. So much book inspiration that I’m building a new bookcase. Just have to see where I can fit it. 1,161 more words


Dark Horse

I carved this ale bowl from some more of the red alder I mentioned in my last post.  Then I tried something new for me: I painted (ebonized I suppose) the outside  with waterproof black India ink.  173 more words

The roof is on!

Hurrah! After putting on about 15,000 hand split oak shakes the roof of the Saxon hall has been completed. A traditional Saxon celebration of roast pork, mead, carrot cake and doughnuts (shurely some mistake?- Ed) rewarded the heroic efforts of the Hands on Heritage volunteers. 57 more words

the rest of my teaching schedule for 2016

An update about classes remaining for 2016, and slightly beyond.

First up is spoon-carving at Lie-Nielsen, on Sept 24 & 25 https://www.lie-nielsen.com/workshop/USA/126

I have lots of new tricks I learned at Spoonfest and Täljfest, so come to Maine & we’ll explore all kinds of ideas. 361 more words