Category Archives: philosophy

Craft in the 21st century

Working wood in the 21st century is all about the process. In an age where automation dominates the crafts and the excess and availability of goods is at its peak, woodworking and other hand crafts are largely reduced to hobby. … Continue reading

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More to life than this?

I often feel the grip of modern living tightening and stifling me. I have tried hard to keep the amount of screen time at a minimum but all the same technology and the fast pace of life keeps seeping back … 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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Winter

The zip of the saw is lightly echoed from tree to tree. Hands worn but tireless flex as wood sprouts from the sawbuck only to be cut back again in an unyielding rhythm. The long cold waits patiently for the … Continue reading

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Foraging the Oak.

The Oak will forever be a symbol of Provision. It’s versatile wood is extremely well rounded; it has countless uses and excels at them all. Its fruit has been a staple food since ancient times and its appearance tells of … Continue reading

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Folk Art.

  Folk art is all dirt and ash, earth and fire, muscle and blood.The Artist is surrounded by wealth but cannot attain it.He wades through the muck and mire of the earth, taking handfuls of crude elements and forms them … Continue reading

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