Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Nimble Fishtail

Having just finished carving “necklaces” on a couple bowls, I thought I’d explain a bit more about the tool I use for the carving of the large triangular recesses that make up the design.  In the FWW  article and video, … Continue reading

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Perpetual Thanksgiving

I am grateful for what I am and have.  My thanksgiving is perpetual.  It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite,–only a sense of existence. —Henry David Thoreau, letter to H.G.O. Blake, 6 December 1856

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Sign Auction

The sign now, with light coming from the upper right. It’s been four months since I wrote a blog post about carving this sign for Jennie Alexander.  Since then, the leaves have fallen and the oiled oak has begun to … Continue reading

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On Eating Spoons and Such

I finished carving a few eating spoons and bowls recently.  There are many factors to consider when making objects such as these that will be held and used daily.  First among these is wood choice.  Relatively dense hardwoods with tight … Continue reading

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