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Drawing Exercises

Right now I’m about two-thirds of the way through a recent title by Lost Art Press, By Hand & Eye, the book about designing with simple whole-number ratios.  No measuring and no math.  It’s another example of less being more. … Continue reading

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It Is Known

Nora, having just turned twelve, declared out of the blue one Sunday morning, “Chairs should be triangles.” Me, “You mean the shape of the seat?” “No. The whole thing. Triangles are stronger than squares.” “That’s right. They are. But how … Continue reading

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Library By George Nakashima

The library at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is mostly furnished with George Nakashima pieces. Not behind a rope to be looked at, but for use, by the public. This was commissioned by former Minnesota governor Anderson. Even the card catalog … Continue reading

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Attack Of The Krenovians!

The Minnesota Woodworker’s Guild held it’s annual show in April. For the second time in three years a woodworker who’s been highly influenced by James Krenov (Krenovian) won best in show. It started in 2010 with Craig Johnson. This year … Continue reading

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More Welsh Stick Chairs

This blog being for me, and about me and mine, I try to avoid reposting from other blogs.  But I know I’m going to want to look at the photos Chris Schwarz posted of his most recent Welsh stick chairs.  … Continue reading

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Revisiting Krenov

This post has two parts. Scroll down if you just want to look at the pretty pictures. (I won’t hold it against you.) The other day I found an old document.  It was an article by James Krenov from Fine … Continue reading

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A little Craftsman

I got over to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts last Friday for a quick walk-through.  It had been quite a while.  I like the old paintings and sculpture quite a bit.  But I always end up going through the period … Continue reading

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