Category Archives: video

Perico the Bowlmaker

I don’t know what’s going to happen to me. How could I know? I could die right now, or maybe I’ll die tomorrow. When will it be? In the meantime, I’ll keep making bowls for as long as I can. … 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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Roy and Russ

I am one among many who have fond memories of watching Roy Underhill on his long-running PBS series “The Woodwright’s Shop.”  Nothing beats Roy in the flesh, but you can at least join him live online this evening.  The Center … Continue reading

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Live with Mary this Thursday

I’ve had the good fortune of hanging out with Mary May at a couple Fine Woodworking events.  Not only is she an incredibly talented and accomplished carver, she’s a wonderful person too.  This Thursday, July 23rd, at 1:00 pm (Eastern … Continue reading

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Letter Carving Close-Ups

When I was carving the lettering on a recent spoon, I paused to set up the camera behind my shoulder.  I used the timer to take a few photos as I worked a section, and they show some of my … Continue reading

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Hungarian Super Bowl

Now that the Super Bowl of American football is over, feast your eyes on some amazing feats of coordination and teamwork in Hungary.  I believe the narration is in Hungarian, but the video is multi-lingual.  Huge bowls like this seem … Continue reading

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Liking Lichens

What is produced by a free stroke charms us, like the forms of lichens and leaves. There is a certain perfection in accidents which we never consciously attain. — Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers … Continue reading

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Short Lettercarving Video

At Spoonfest, Tom Hepworth filmed Barn and I talking briefly about carving letters with a knife.  I also demonstrated how I go about cutting a letter.  Tom posted the video to Youtube not long ago, and here it is.  Just … Continue reading

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Greenwood Fest 2018

Carved utensils and other objects are a joy to use and to live with.  They are the lasting result of meaningful work.  Beyond this, carving is a way to have fun together…. I am optimistic that there is still a … Continue reading

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Three Minute Bowl

Ben Strano at Fine Woodworking just posted a video condensing my FWW bowlcarving video into three minutes, so if you want it in a nutshell here it is: http://www.finewoodworking.com/2018/02/27/dave-fisher-carves-greenwood-bowl-3-minutes Less than two months until the Fine Woodworking Live event in … Continue reading

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