I was reading through my posts and realized for a blog about green wood carving, there is a shocking lack of green wood carving. I thought I'd address that with sort of a history. I'll attempt a chronological history, but there are no guarantees. When I started on this path I knew I wanted to … Continue reading Some of my work to date, looking back over the last year
I’m a fan of blogs, and one that I enjoy is Lost Art Press. Kara Uhl recently authored a post regarding the Art of Mastery. In it she includes the following. Niels Henrik David Bohr, a Danish physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922 for his work on atomic structures once said, … Continue reading Making larger pieces of wood into smaller pieces of wood.
My hope was to dive into a low bench for bowl carving and a shave / bowl horse. Prior to taking on those projects. I wanted to test out my skills. Which resulted in a 3 legged stool. This is from the reclaimed lumber from my previous post. The top is long leaf pine, the … Continue reading Best laid plans
My project to build a shave horse and low bench started with this pile of reclaimed long leaf pine and oak. Once we got it home, we spent some time with a rare earth magnet looking for any nails or such in the wood. This nail was approximately 3" long. At the time I … Continue reading Milling reclaimed wood
I would love to be able to hew a 3" thick plank from a log. The reality is that I live in a suburban area with limited room to store or work the trunk of a tree. I've wanted to build a shave horse and a low carving bench for some time. There are plenty of … Continue reading Why I’m working with dry wood
For over twenty years I've dabbled in wood working. Making something tangible satisfies something that is missing from my corporate job. Not that I'm ungrateful of my corporate job, it provides so much of what I need to support my family. That being said there is a part of my soul that needs to step … Continue reading Treen Works, exploring making household items from green wood
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