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Eric Goodson
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I need to make a reamer and tenon cutter
I am writing this as a reminder to myself: I have wanted to make stronger legs for benches and stools, and I now realize that I need to make a reamer (and an accompanying tenon cutter).  Dave Fisher's recent post got me started on this. Here is an article f...

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Spoon "tattooing"
Been on a kolrosing kick these days. Kolrosing is a scandinavian technique whereby the carver makes shallow cuts into the surface of the wood and drives a pigment into the cuts.  It is similar to scrimshaw designs in ivory and even tattooing in skin.  While...

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Oliver Pratt
Over the past week my pal Oliver Pratt has come to stay with us in Massachusetts while he takes a class.  We have both been busy, basically catching up in the evenings after hectic days, but what a joy it has been.  Oliver is working at Lie Nielsen Toolwork...

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Figuring beauty
I have been turning on a treadle lathe for three years now, mostly over the summers and holidays, with periods of intense production followed by weeks (if not months) away from turning.  I would prefer to turn more consistently.  I often have to make a few ...

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First days of Autumn. Update.
Summer has come and gone, and I have not posted in a while.  I did get a chance to turn some bowls though. Newly oiled bowls drying in the garden Experiments with lettering and surface decoration. A biggie.  11.5".  Given to my pal John on his wedding day. ...

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Letting go
Last summer I spent a wonderful weekend with other spoon carvers at Oliver's idyllic home in the Catskills. I have written about this experience elsewhere, but what I have not written about was the creative crisis it caused. I felt like I was stumbling all ...

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Beauty Marks
http://a4.files.xovain.com/ Sometimes you get lucky.

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The trees teach patience
While axing off the waste from the bottom of a promising bowl, I made the mistake of levering with the axe more than I should have. I was rushing. To be truthful, I had rushed the whole bowl.  I had stolen an hour from a busy day, and there would be hell to...

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Holiday Craft
I have not posted much of my recent work here, but with the holidays upon us losts of bowls and spoons are finding new homes.  Thought I had better capture photos of these.  The two bowls are the biggest I have turned to date.  Over ten inches in diameter. ...
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