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Handworks 2017

I was on a roll for a couple months, doing more woodworking than I had in a while.  Then the end of April I accepted a new job at Penguin Computing and I have done no woodworking since.  That is … Continue reading

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Period Windsors, and more on The Adze

I caught up with Jim Van Hoven recently when he held an open house at his shop in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. He has a nice setup in a building that used to be a restaurant. From back to front … Continue reading

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WIA 2013

I attended Woodworking in America (WIA) for the third time, helping Mike run the handtool olympics booth. I made it to only two talks this year, but both were excellent.  One was a talk by Peter Galbert on how he … Continue reading

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A Chest Out West And A Chest By The Lake

I had to spend nearly a week in down town Salt Lake City last November.  It turns out there was more than one well-known prophet who was also a carpenter.  We toured the house of Brigham Young, called the beehive … Continue reading

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Wille Sundqvist Project

Swedish Carving Techniques by Wille Sundqvist is the book on this type of carving.  I checked it out a few times from the local library several years ago, and then it disappeared from their inventory.  It would be cool if … 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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