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Travis Skinner
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Leafspring Movie!


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New Handle for an Adze...
I made a handle for this tool a long time ago, however the geometry was never quite right.  I was using one of John Reese's carving adzes and I liked the feel of it much more than my own.  I decided to make a quick template on a shoe box of John's adze geom...

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Stool
   This stool was made for my kitchen counter, to take advantage of the best natural light in my house.  It has a black walnut seat, douglas fir legs and black locust rungs.  The exercise in this piece was to use only hand tools.  I did, admittedly, end up ...

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A Visit to Dickinson's Reach
In 1981 my parents went on a camping trip in Nova Scotia, Canada.  My father had a copy of Drew Langsner's book "Country Woodworking" and a fellow by the name of William Copperthwaite wrote the forward for the book.  There was an address at the end of the f...

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Snail Shell Sauna underway...
  The Snail Shell Sauna is inchin' along...  Here is a re-cap of two weeks of work... I started by ripping up a bunch of found 3/8" plywood into 4" strips.  I screwed together the strips and staked down an 11' circle for a form board.  Rick and I dug for a ...

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Special thanks to photographer Rebecca Lamont
Thanks to photographer Rebecca Lamont, we got some finished pics of the Leafspring and we are bound for Lloyd Kahn's next book Small Homes!!  Enjoy... more photos coming soon...

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Pairoducks meets SunRay Kelley
From forth the pages of Lloyd Kahn's volumes, SunRay Kelley entered into my life.  The french Carpenter Yogan visited my home during his west coast adventure and told me a tale of an earth dome he had built with SunRay Kelley.  Months later I was talking wi...

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Banana Slug Switch Plate
Just finished a slug switch plate! slime included...  This was a fun one.  Went down to Portland this weekend and got a little inspiration from raised sheet metal artist Greg Wilbur.  It is so relieving meet other people who are doing creative work!  On tha...

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Repousse Class: Cirlces and a Frame
I just completed a practice repousse piece.  The piece is called circles and a frame and it is designed to have a central motif then concentric circles and a frame.  The image above was taken while working in Bill Dawson's studio.  The repousse tile to the ...

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Orcas Island Pendant
I made this pendant for my friend Derek's mom.  He grew up on Orcas and when I showed him some of my repousse pieces he wanted a map of Orcas.  His partner Jesse chimed in with you should make one for his mom. haha.  So I did.  Here you go Derek's mom.    I...
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