Category Archives: Lettering

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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Putting the Wood in the Driver’s Seat

One of the things I enjoy most about greenwood carving is the challenge of making the most out of the wood that becomes available.  The individual characteristics of the log or branch drive the design, while I navigate among the … Continue reading

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Four Spoons

In between bowls, I came upon a few good branch crooks that I’ve carved into spoons — two in cherry and two in rhododendron.  They’re all straight from the knife and treated with flaxseed (pure linseed) oil.  The lettering and … Continue reading

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Lettering Large

I do have some bowls in process to share before long, but some photos from a couple recent lettering projects first.  I find myself adapting my tools and techniques according to the wood and the size and style of the … Continue reading

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I Have One Word for You

I want to end the year and begin the next with a simple note of gratitude.  Thank you all for taking the time to read the blog.  Your comments, questions, and interest in the things I make are always helpful … 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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Bent Bowl

I’m the guy that orders vanilla ice cream at Baskin Robbins, so you can imagine how wild I felt carving this asymmetrical bowl.  The silver maple log flared out wider at one end and also had a slight twist.  Going with … Continue reading

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