Author Archives: Dave Fisher

Print News from Chip

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. Groucho Marx Chip would like to point out some news from the world of books and magazines. Lost Art Press is … Continue reading

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Autumn Evening

As I walked old trails with a young dog last evening, our world was lovely and quiet. Especially so after the previous day’s windstorm, the one that pushed over the screen at the drive-in theater. I sauntered, scanning for spoons … Continue reading

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Patience

As I was using my adze to rough out some spoons this weekend, I was reminded by a few emails that folks are still having a tough time getting their hands on a good adze. This can be seen as … Continue reading

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Catalpa Hen Bowl

I got a barrel of flour, Lord, I got a bucket of lard. I ain’t got no blues, got chickens in my back yard. Jimmie Rodgers, “No Hard Times” 1932 Maybe I should have the blues; I’ve only got a … Continue reading

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Website Changes

Maybe it was the approach of fall and the transformation it brings that got me moving on changing my online situation. Two websites was one more than I needed! I started my website (davidffisher.com) at least ten years ago (I … Continue reading

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Two Foot Two

That’s the length of this cherry bowl, so it will need a big table. It’s rare that I make bowls that long. This one began as one of my demonstration pieces for the the recent adze article in Fine Woodworking … Continue reading

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Seven Spoons

I’ve finished up several spoons, all from crooks of varying degrees of bend. I was pinching myself as I worked with some great crooks in this batch. All straight from the knife, except for #5, which I sanded. All finished … Continue reading

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Adze Article

Fine Woodworking Magazine gave me a chance to write about adzes and the article is in the current issue, just out, in case you’re interested. I focused on the concepts, as I understand them based on my experience, that allow … Continue reading

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“Country Woodcraft” — Back and Even Better

I’ve mentioned my debt to Drew Langsner before, but yesterday I was reminded of it again. Lost Art Press announced that “Country Woodcraft: Then and Now” is at the printer and ready for pre-publication ordering. Drew’s books and tool sales … Continue reading

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A Burl and a Box

I rarely work with burl, but when a piece from a Norway maple came my way , I decided to see what I could make from it. I ended up with this cup (4 1/2″ in diameter and 2 1/4″ … Continue reading

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