". . .form is only a beginning. It is the combination of feelings and a function; shapes and things that come to one in connection with the discoveries made as one goes into the wood that pull it together and give meaning to form."

--James Krenov, "A Cabinetmaker's Notebook"

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  • When my Dad passed away about ten years ago, his garage shop remained largely untouched until my Mom passed away six years later. Getting the house ready to sell was the motivation finally needed to get the shop cleared out. In the process of doing that I stumbled across some […]

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  • I decided this past weekend to do some cleaning up and organizing in my shop. In the process I ran across the beginnings of this small turned box. I say ‘beginnings’ because I had rough-turned it from a piece of very green ash, taped the two pieces together and set […]

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  •   I did this piece more as an exercise to force myself to get comfortable using a scraper for deep hollowing. It’s not that I was really afraid of the scraper, but it wasn’t always the first tool I reached for. When trying it in the past my results were […]

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