Category Archives: green woodworking

Tree Branch Holdfasts

As I’ve mentioned  before, I use holdfasts a lot.  A few weeks ago, I started wondering about the possibility of wooden holdfasts, and I think I will experiment more with making some from two pieces of wood joined with a … Continue reading

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Finding Follansbee

Several years ago, as I walked around Plimoth Plantation with Peter Follansbee and his peanut butter and jelly sandwich (it was his lunch break), I realized this was not your average dude.  I had been blown away by the work and … Continue reading

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Making Things from Trees

  Not long ago, this book arrived in the mail, an unexpected and thoughtful gift from a friend.  In it, Robert Penn writes of his experience of felling one ash tree in Herefordshire and having as many things made from … Continue reading

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Getting Started

For those interested in starting to carve bowls and spoons from green wood, the unfamiliarity and variety of the tools can be a little intimidating and confusing, especially when they see the large kits built up over many years by … Continue reading

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The Ongoing Journey of Drew and Louise Langsner

There was a time when I didn’t know an adze from a hoe in the ground, then I found Drew Langsner.  Here was a guy who could make anything from a tree, and explain the process in writing so that even … Continue reading

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Greenwood Fest 2017

Greenwood Fest 2017 promises to be even better than last year’s inaugural event.  Paula and Peter have things all set up on a snazzy new website, Peter has been highlighting the instructors on his blog, and truckloads of coffee are … Continue reading

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Shrink Pots with Roy and Peter

Now here is TV worth watching…two of my heroes making shrink pots.  I checked, and apparently The Woodwright’s Shop is not number one in the TV ratings — a mystery that may help explain my difficulty relating to the wider world!  Well, it’s … Continue reading

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