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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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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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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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Chip Carving.

¬† I finally went out and bought a chip carving knife and now I’m hooked. I love folk art and with folk art less is more. Chip carving can be done with one tool. No need to drop a grand … 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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From Tree to Spoon (Swedish Spoon Carving)

The sound of chainsaws and wood chippers have dominated the ambiance in my apartment building over the last few weeks. It has been a thorn in my side as I’m so committed to the quiet, hand tool only, traditional woodworking. … Continue reading

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