Category Archives: publications

Otis Tomas and The Fiddletree

Maybe art is not a quest to conquer the secrets of perfection, but rather it is the revelation of that which is personal and unique, and which defies the very concept of perfection. This old tree has its own story … Continue reading

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The Spoon, the Bowl and the Knife

I can’t carve a spoon without thinking of Wille Sundqvist. His 1990 book, Swedish Carving Techniques, opened up a whole new world of carving possibilities to me. From cover to cover, I soaked it in. Bowl carving, sharpening, spoon carving … Continue reading

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Spring Birds

Suddenly the sun is there on the horizon and the wait is over. Every bird in every tree begins to sing. The earlier chorus was only a preliminary. This is the main event. The birds sing as though it were … Continue reading

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Let Follansbee be Your Guide

About a decade ago, my mind was blown by the boxes and furniture that Peter Follansbee was talking about on his blog.  There he was splitting up oak logs into boards and joining them together.  Well, how do you not … Continue reading

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Carving Books and Vintage Video

About a year and a half ago, at Greenwood Fest 2016, Jögge Sundquist taught a class on carving a Swedish distaff, traditionally used for holding flax or other fibers while spinning.  As Jögge explained, when a man proposed marriage to … Continue reading

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Winter Walnut

Getting my hands on a good walnut log recently, I decided to rough out a few bowls from it, then return to each one individually down the road.  Some of these will be destined for folks that have been waiting … Continue reading

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Dickinsons Reach Calendars

I hope I caught you before you went out and bought that cuddly cat calendar.  The 2018 Dickinsons Reach Calendar is available now.  I love the simplicity and understated elegance of these calendars.  One is always hanging right by my … Continue reading

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Surely You Can’t be Serious?

That’s what I was thinking when Fine Woodworking Magazine’s Jon Binzen contacted me about the Back Cover for the March/April edition.  Turns out, he was serious and payed a visit to my workshop.  To call this an unbelievable honor would be … Continue reading

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