I Have One Word for You

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I want to end the year and begin the next with a simple note of gratitude.  Thank you all for taking the time to read the blog.  Your comments, questions, and interest in the things I make are always helpful and encouraging.  I appreciate it all very much.  Who knows what 2018 will bring, and here’s to the thrill of exploration and a very happy New Year to you!

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May nothing come between you and your wish for the new year!

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26 Responses to I Have One Word for You

  1. Emil says:

    Thank you Dave for always sharing your thoughts, tips, techniques and most of all your willingness to answer questions.

    Happy New Year!

    Emil

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  2. Mike Wolfe says:

    Thanks to you Dave

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  3. treenworks says:

    Thank you Dave. Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Fairly certain my bowl horse will be done tomorrow, so I am very much looking forward to the new year.

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  4. Scott Kinsey says:

    Seems to me we are, all of us, in each other’s debt.
    Happy New Year and best wishes.
    Exploration? Hell, yes!!!

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  5. Scott Thomas says:

    Thanks also to you. May 2018 be the best yet. And if you and yours feel like getting crazy, just throw some strawberries on the vanilla. Enjoy.

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  6. cynthamum says:

    🎶🎆🎉🎇

    On Dec 31, 2017 5:53 PM, “David Fisher, Carving Explorations” wrote:

    > Dave Fisher posted: ” I want to end the year and begin the next with a > simple note of gratitude. Thank you all for taking the time to read the > blog. Your comments, questions, and interest in the things I make are > always helpful and encouraging. I appreciate it all very mu” >

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  7. Thank you writing it. It’s always a treat.

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  8. Andy Sistrand says:

    Happy New Year, Dave! I really enjoyed your bowl class at Greenwood Fest.

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  9. John Reed says:

    Thanks David, I enjoy all your posts, very inspiring! Happy New Year. Please think about teaching a class at North House in Grand Marais, MN, so I don’t have to come half way across the country, I know it would be a very popular class here in the upper Midwest!

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  10. nrhiller says:

    That carving! So lovely and so inspiring.

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  11. Thank YOU, Dave Fisher.

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  12. onerubbersoul says:

    Happy New Year, Dave!

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  13. Mike Carpenter says:

    Your carved lettering David is beautifully designed and immaculate. I understand you just use a penknife. Have you made a video of yourself doing it? If not would you consider doing one? I am sure that I am not alone in wanting to see you doing it and learn by it.

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  14. Dave Fisher says:

    Thanks Mike. You’ve hit on the two really important aspects. People often just think about the execution of the carving, but thinking/developing the design is at least as important in the final outcome — and I love doing that too. Most of my lettering is done with just the penknife, but not large-scale stuff. And for certain spots like tight curves I might touch up with a gouge. The “thanks” sign in this post was all penknife — a real joy. It was in the neighborhood of 4″ x 6″ or something.

    I haven’t made a video of the penknife carving, but that’s a good idea. A couple weeks ago, I tried to make a little video about another aspect of carving and after messing around with it for way too long and facing a bunch of technology glitches, it didn’t work out. But hopefully sometime. Meanwhile I do have some blog posts discussing the penknife lettering. You may have already seen them, but you can check under “lettering” on the drop down menu on the right. I have a couple lettering-related posts planned soon — one larger scale, and one on spoons.

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  15. Michael says:

    That’s a very thoughtful sentiment, David, and beautifully expressed. Thanks for the time you give up to share your work and thoughts. As I’ve said – I amongst, I suspect, many have been hugely encouraged to keep at it and keep learning and refining skills. A Happy New Year.

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  16. Dale says:

    Thank you, please continue to bring beauty into this world. Your work is inspirational.

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  17. Douglas Pelchat says:

    Hi David ,a belated Happy New Year from the Great White North (currently -29F in Ottawa). I look forward to your posts and videos – the FWW series is suburb. Your dedication to the craft and generous sharing of you knowledge is very much appreciated.

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