Monthly Archives: June 2022

Martin Wenham’s Letter Carving Book

When I first encountered Martin Wenham’s work several years ago, it expanded my awareness of the wonderful possibilities that letter carving offers. Martin’s pieces are testaments to his attentive sensitivity to wood and language. Many of his works can be … Continue reading

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Merging Shrink Pots

The five-year-old said he loves his dad’s hugs and fly fishing together, so I came up with this pair of merging shrink pots carved with a line from Norman Maclean’s novella A River Runs Through It. The larger pot is … Continue reading

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Tulip Tree Flowers

Hardly too much attention can be bestowed on flowers…Flowers were made to be seen, not overlooked. Henry David Thoreau, Journal, 15 June 1852 My son, Noah, and I got out to the river together for a couple hours of trout … Continue reading

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Eight Spoons

I’ve always got some spoons in the works. As good crooks are discovered, I rough the spoons out and set them aside, then finish carving them when I can. Here’s a group of eight I’ve got together now for sale. … Continue reading

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AAW Auction Reminder

A few months ago, I wrote a post about carving this bowl from dry walnut and mentioned that it would be part of an American Association of Woodturners exhibition The Space Between, and the connected auction. Well, as of this … Continue reading

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Drawknife Thoughts

I’ve mentioned and shown drawknives in use in many posts. I use them for bowls, shrink pots, big spoons, chairs, and all sorts of other things. I thought it was about time I shared a few specific thoughts about this … Continue reading

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Esherick Exhibition

Over the last several years, I’ve enjoyed a deeper exploration into the work and life of Wharton Esherick. There is much to admire and contemplate. Esherick believed he had been overtrained as a painter and discovered his most creative expression … Continue reading

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