Tag Archives: hand tools

Folk Carving (A Wooden Sheep)

This is a quick “how to” on folk carving. I am by no means a master or even good at carving but this is folk carving so I don’t have to be. First up, I cut and split out a … Continue reading

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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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Culture

I bought a couple of Mora knifes recently and finally got around to sheathing the second one. This is the second sheath I’ve made and  it may not look like much but it’s a vast improvement from the first. There are … Continue reading

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Consider the Tree

 The bulk of my sales are wood buttons, something that seems to be quite seasonal. This was my first winter working wood full-time and I have been turning out buttons on a much larger scale. Buttons aren’t my favorite thing … Continue reading

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Spoons, Spoons, Spoons

I just made some spoons for Boston General Store. (http://boston-general-store.myshopify.com) The seemingly endless supply of wild cherry I have dried out faster than I could carve it so I had to look elsewhere to finish the order. I found some … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Old Tools

 I grew up without a father and my grandpa is who I have always looked to for what it means to be a man. He is strong, yet kind, has self respect, as well as humility, and has great moral … Continue reading

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Hand Carved Wood Buttons

 Buttons are the bread and butter of my business. I started making wood buttons about three years ago and my process has changed quite a bit since then. My buttons are still made largely without the use of power tools. … Continue reading

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