That’s what I was thinking when Fine Woodworking Magazine’s Jon Binzen contacted me about the Back Cover for the March/April edition. Turns out, he was serious and payed a visit to my workshop. To call this an unbelievable honor would be an understatement. I am well aware of the hallowed history of Fine Woodworking Magazine and the vital role it continues to play. It is humbling to consider the incredible work that has graced the back covers over so many years, and I am incredulously grateful for the honor.
They’ve also asked me to write some articles and record a video. I got right to it before they had a chance to change their minds. In fact, the film crew was here last weekend, but there’s lots of editing to be done back in Connecticut to sort out my rambling, chopping and the blood (don’t get your hopes up — I still have all my fingers). So if all goes well, you’ll find some of my thoughts on the pages of Fine Woodworking and in their web content over the coming months.
In the meantime, I’m hoping to write a blog post soon with some straightforward recommendations for those who have questions about tools, equipment, and materials for getting started in carving bowls. Sort of a tying together of things I’ve mentioned in scattered posts and locations.