Monthly Archives: January 2019

Travels

Travelers in Hilly Countryside (c. 1650), Aelbert Cuyp  Image courtesy of Cleveland Museum of Art Later this week, I’ll be leading my donkey to Tampa for Fine Woodworking Magazine’s Hands On event.  Kate Swann and her crew down at the … Continue reading

Posted in classes, events, finding wood, green woodworking, teaching, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Cherry Bird

I’ve made many bird bowls, but there always seems to be another design twist to play with.  In the case of this latest one from a large cherry crook, I carved a single flute that runs the length of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 14 Comments

First Snow

This weekend brought us our first significant snowfall of the winter, about a foot waiting for my snowshoes.  Here are a few photos from yesterday’s walk, along with an excerpt from the poem First Snow by Mary Oliver who passed … Continue reading

Posted in nature, photography, quotes and excerpts, trees, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Coffee Pot

For many folks, the morning cup of coffee is one of life’s great joys, a sacred ritual and/or an absolute necessity.  I’m happy that this big shrink pot will become a part of the morning routine for one coffee lover. … Continue reading

Posted in burl, Lettering, shrink box, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

Travisher

I’ve briefly mentioned the idea of using a travisher on bowls, in this post for example.  The travisher in that post was one I had made years before using a blade that I purchased from Country workshops. I used it … Continue reading

Posted in green woodworking, tools, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Noah’s Bowl

After his first few days home from college for Christmas break, my son told me he wanted to carve a bowl.  Being in the workshop with him was nice and reminded me of many moments in the workshop when the … Continue reading

Posted in bowls, drying, patterns, teaching, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 19 Comments