Category Archives: carving

An Encounter with a Woodworker

It was a balmy 35° F today, and I got out for a walk in the late afternoon as the sun was getting low.  As I was walking along the high bank above the river, I spied one of nature’s … Continue reading

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Carve some Toys

  The days leading up to Christmas usually find me making a few gifts for loved ones.  Among them, toys have a special place.  I thought I’d share a few toys of the wood carved variety that might inspire some … Continue reading

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True Hope is Swift

True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings. Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.           — William Shakespeare, Richard III, Act V, Scene ii I knew I had to carve that first line … Continue reading

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Learning from Lettering

Every project is another opportunity to learn, and I’ve learned a lot while lettering.  Carving this large box elder, a.k.a. ash-leaved maple, board (30 5/8″ x 12 1/4″ x 1″), just finished, reminded me of some of the differences between … Continue reading

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Send Off Shaving Bowl

Next week, my son will be going off to college for the first time, so I’ve made him a practical gift as he heads to the dorm.  In his brief shaving career, he has become accustomed to lathering his face … Continue reading

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Fine Woodworking

Like a lot of people, I have stacks of old Fine Woodworking Magazines in my house, and I owe a good deal of my woodworking education to them.  My copies, going back to the 90s, bring back a lot of … Continue reading

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The Return of the Swallows

This little guy was in the pear tree yesterday morning.  I hadn’t made any in awhile, which is a shame because they are a lot of fun to make.  I based the design on the swallow and their graceful curves … Continue reading

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