Monthly Archives: January 2015


Once in a long while, I will encounter an interesting and usable burl on a fallen tree or branch.  They say that burls result from stress usually in the form of some infestation or injury.  The result is a wart … Continue reading

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Hold Fast!

So you’ve sandwiched the bowl between extended bench dogs and you’re making the final paring cuts when an unfortunate series of events occurs, all within a split second.  The end on which you are working goes down suddenly, the gouge makes … Continue reading

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As we make our official transition into another calendar year, maybe it is an appropriate time to think about mellowing.  It is reassuring to know that many things in life sweeten and become more beautiful with time.  Wood can be … Continue reading

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