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Ancient Egyptian Comb Revisited

About a year ago, I made a replica of an ancient Egyptian comb. I loved the project and have made several since. After some study I believe the blanks were originally sawn out and not split out. I believe the … 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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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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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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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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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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