Category Archives: tools

Thankful for Birds and Trees

  This past summer, we were fortunate to have a pair of wrens make a home in our yard.  We enjoyed watching them flit around and hearing them sing.  It also reminded me of my grandmother who loved her “Jenny … Continue reading

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Treasures from Millersburg

These T-handle augers weren’t the only treasures I found in Millersburg, Ohio last weekend at the Early American Artisans Fair.  I included some links in a previous post.  The Artisans’ Guild has some exciting plans, so its well worth a … Continue reading

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Fluted Walnut Bowl

After making many bowls, I’m still thrilled by the prospect of shaping a rough chunk of log into a finished bowl.  The just-finished walnut bowl in the two photos above began with flattening the bottom and fairing the upper surface … Continue reading

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In the Beginning

Wanting to make another big cherry shrink pot like the one in this post, I put my big folding saw in my pack and walked to a nearby woodlot where a cherry tree had fallen a few months ago.  The … Continue reading

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Early American Artisans Fair

Ten minutes west of my house is a line separating Pennsylvania from Ohio and the official Midwest.  I’m looking forward to crossing for a very short jaunt westward at the beginning of November when I’ll be at the Early American … Continue reading

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Bowl Horse at Fifteen

It’s been fifteen years since I built my log bowl horse, and it’s still serving well and regularly in my workshop.  I mentioned it in this article, but the focus there is more on building the more portable version from … Continue reading

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Mulberry Rooster Bowl

In summer, the birds and I eat the mulberries from my neighbor’s tree.  We have a deal; the birds get the high ones and I get the low ones.  The other way around proved to be far too dangerous. A … Continue reading

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