Category Archives: books

Greenwoodworking in White Oak

“One word, no spaces,” specified Jennie Alexander when she requested this sign.  Not only was I not going to argue with the one who coined the term, I was thrilled for the opportunity to make something so meaningful for someone … Continue reading

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Greenwood Fest 2018

Carved utensils and other objects are a joy to use and to live with.  They are the lasting result of meaningful work.  Beyond this, carving is a way to have fun together…. I am optimistic that there is still a … Continue reading

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Bookplates: Ex Libris

Digital media has it’s place, but there’s just something about a book.  Much of that something is a book’s appeal to our senses: the smell of a book, the heft of a book, the feel of the paper against the … Continue reading

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Coopering Connections

As athletes from around the world gather in Pyeongchang, I’ve been thinking about the craft of coopering.  That may seem like an odd connection, but it’ll at least result in some great video links, so hear me out. I can’t … Continue reading

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Carving Books and Vintage Video

About a year and a half ago, at Greenwood Fest 2016, Jögge Sundquist taught a class on carving a Swedish distaff, traditionally used for holding flax or other fibers while spinning.  As Jögge explained, when a man proposed marriage to … Continue reading

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Emil Milan

The decade-long efforts of wood artists Norm Sartorius, Phil Jurus, Barry Gordon, and Craig Edelbrock to tell the story of Emil Milan have come to fruition with this Kickstarter campaign that just kicked off today.  Regrettably, I know very little … Continue reading

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Sam Understands V-tools

As I was watching my buddy, Sam, poke his head into the kitchen through the cat door as he often does, I got to thinking about v-tools.  Sam’s problem is also the problem of many v-tools: his bottom is too … Continue reading

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