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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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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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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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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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A Few New Projects

  I have been working on a lot of new items for my shop. This is the most enjoyable part of my job as it’s nice to just let my imagination run amok and see what comes out. Above is … 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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