Author Archives: Dave Fisher

Making the Best of It

Limits encourage creativity.  This is evident in many aspects of life, such as when a resourceful home cook manages to create a splendid meal from the few things left in the cupboard.  Or when an aging athlete expertly adapts his … Continue reading

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Raffle Heads Up

If you don’t get emails from Curtis Buchanan, you should.  All you have to do is subscribe to his mailing list here and wonderful news shows up in your inbox.  New chair plans, course updates, all sorts of good things.  … Continue reading

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Knotty Story

This tale from my isolated workshop is actually quite tame compared to Boccaccio’s famous ones from the 14th Century told by a group of friends isolating themselves in an Italian villa; unfortunately timely circumstances. Amid the adjustments to the ever … Continue reading

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Revisiting Thoreau’s Tray

Our life is frittered away by detail . . . I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on … Continue reading

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Silver Maple Bowl

Now that I’ve made several pieces from silver maple, I feel like I’m starting to understand its character.  I compare it to a no-nonsense laborer who wears flashy underpants beneath his overalls.  You know. Based on what I’ve read recently, … Continue reading

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The Winter of Our Content

March is here and Spring is around the corner.  But I walked slowly and savored winter this morning.  That corner will get here soon enough. The bright early sun had yet to get the best of the overnight cold, and … Continue reading

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Bird in the Winter Light

My limited photography knowledge and equipment means that I simply focus on taking advantage of good light when it’s available.  Most of the shots I take are in the workshop, just from whatever light is coming through the south-facing windows.  … Continue reading

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