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It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green

So here is the finished little sumac bowl that I discussed in this earlier post.  No coloring of any kind has been added to this piece; the wood is just that wild.  I like the color against the little tangerines.  Well, at … Continue reading

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Hollowing with an Adze

Following up on my last post about adze design, I wanted to share a series of photos that show the procedure for my adze work.  At the stage of the first photo (above), I’ve hewn and hand planed the upper and … Continue reading

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Sand Bags

Sand bags are usually called upon in times of life-and-death seriousness; like for parapets and levees.  I have one in my shop that serves a less intense purpose.  The last few evenings, I have been carving and refining a walnut … Continue reading

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Good News about Chairs

Twelve years ago, I made my first chair from a tree.  I had no idea how to do it until I watched a video called Make a Chair from a Tree by J. Alexander.  The process and the concept were explained so … Continue reading

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Ellipse Layout

Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.            –Victor Hugo An ellipse is an endlessly adaptable shape that … Continue reading

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