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Surely You Can’t be Serious?

That’s what I was thinking when Fine Woodworking Magazine’s Jon Binzen contacted me about the Back Cover for the March/April edition.  Turns out, he was serious and payed a visit to my workshop.  To call this an unbelievable honor would be … Continue reading

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Rainbow Dolphin and Whale Shark

There is nothing that reminds me of the magic of creating more than having a kid or two in the shop, as with my niece and nephew this weekend.  They encourage fast and uninhibited work full of wild imagination.  No … Continue reading

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Spokeshaves and Stumps

Since I listed a spokeshave on my tools-to-bring list for the Greenwood Fest class, I’ve received a couple questions about choosing and using one. A spokeshave is a handy tool for bowlcarving. It excels at fairing a curved surface, and it’s easy … 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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Cena Parata Est

In seventh grade, I found myself enrolled in Latin class.  Given my lack of effort and interest, it’s a wonder that I retained anything.  I do remember that my class name, Pisces, was a big hit, mostly because the Latin … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Marsh

If you ever are part of a class with Plymouth CRAFT, be prepared to employ all of your senses beyond the work itself.  Between the beautiful venues, the mouthwatering flavors of Paula Marcoux’s hand crafted lunches, and the sense of comradery, the whole … Continue reading

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Bowl for Beginners and Beyond

I had been thinking about an ideal bowl design for the Plymouth CRAFT class, now only a month away.  This sample bowl is the result of those thoughts.  In addition to providing challenges for development of various skills, I wanted … Continue reading

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