Monthly Archives: November 2015

Side Panel Carving

A few months ago, I wrote a post about laying out the side panels on this red maple bowl.  Since then, the bowl dried and I carved over the surfaces again with paring cuts.  By the way, calling this “soft … Continue reading

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Walking….and Spoons

The more you walk, the better you feel, the more relaxed you become, the more you sense, the better you think, the less mental clutter you accumulate.  And it’s the uncluttered man who is the happy man. — Aaron Sussman … Continue reading

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The Patience of Trees

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. — Hal Borland, Countryman: A Statement of Belief, 1965 As the oil began to reveal the rich variations in each growth ring, I found myself thinking about the tree from which this bowl … Continue reading

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Tapered Reamers

  A couple people have asked me recently about what I use to make the tapered mortises on things like this low bench (above).  I have used this joint many times, for everything from sawhorses to tables.  I love its … Continue reading

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