Category Archives: Green Woodworking

Make Your Own Wooden Bottle Opener

This is a simple project that can be done in an afternoon. I start with a length of walnut the size of my palm and thumb extended around 6 inches. Next I cut a piece of 1/2 inch brass about … Continue reading

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Water of life

“Uisce beatha” is Gaelic for “water of life” and from where we get the word whiskey. This was the inspiration for this Butternut whiskey cup. The carving on the handle represents both the water and fire elements and there unlikely … Continue reading

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Simplicity

Got some Kuksas in the works this one in cherry. I finished the rough carving and I covered it in its own shavings to slow the drying process. Later I will use these same shavings as packing material for shipping. … Continue reading

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Do the twist.

Wood can be like a brightly wrapped Christmas present. You don’t really know whats inside until you open it. You can tell a bit just by looking at it and a little more by the way it sounds but the … Continue reading

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Kuksas and Spoons

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After a few weeks of drying and a few weeks for the finish to cure I finally have a couple of kuksas finished. I so enjoyed making these and can already tell its going to be addictive. Carving walnut green … Continue reading

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Bucksaws

As a spoon carver, one of my favorite tools is the bucksaw. As the name suggests, the bucksaw is a saw used for bucking (Cutting logs to a manageable length). For a while now I have been using a metal … Continue reading

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Historical replica. Well.. sort of.

I just finished this reproduction of a spoon I copied from an ancient Egyptian one. I appreciate the irony in a household pest turned household vessel and the dignity given this humble wooden mouse being included alongside the gold relics … Continue reading

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