Monthly Archives: September 2015

More on the Maine Woods… from Eric

In addition to meeting new friends in Maine, I was able to catch up with some old ones, including Eric Goodson.  He even gifted me this lovely eating spoon with a delicately chip-carved handle.  Eating spoons are tricky to get … Continue reading

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The Maine Woods

A little over 150 years ago, Henry David Thoreau visited the Maine woods to learn from nature and the Penobscot tribe, including his Penobscot guide, Joe Polis.  A week and a half ago, I also journeyed to the Maine woods … Continue reading

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Curly Bird

I’m looking forward to writing about this past whirlwind weekend full of knives, wood chips, and beards.  But, meanwhile, I’ll post some photos of this bird-inspired bowl carved from Chinese chestnut.  I hope the egg might provide some sense of … Continue reading

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A Little Color

After carving these spoons, I decided to add some color to the handles.  The top three are artist oil paints.  I like how easy it is to just squeeze a little out of the tube for small jobs like this. … Continue reading

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By Hound and Eye

Arcs flow seamlessly across a transition point if their radii align there in a straight line. — George Walker and Jim Tolpin, By Hound and Eye If you read the quote above and said, “Huh?,” it’s because you haven’t seen … Continue reading

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