back from my travels

So another 1,860 miles under my belt; just back from Woodworking in America, 2013 version. I took ZERO pictures while there. Me, I stuck by Roy Underhill & Peter Ross much of the time. Also met George Walker, but we mostly talked birds. A little about design & layout.  I did stop by to see Chris, John et al at the Lost Art Press booth. Picked up my copy of the deluxe version of the Roubo book. It makes me want to try some of that weird French stuff! I’ll write a separate post about that book soon, but it’s mostly a no-brainer – a beautiful job by all at LAP. 

Also spent time with the Lie-Nielsen gang – no surprise. We talked about next season’s schedule – no dates right now, but I will teach my usual 17th-century carving class there, probably during spring migration.  Then later in the season my first class in spoon-carving. I’ll announce it here, and it will be posted at their site too – so keep watching if you are interested. I doubt I’ll travel as much next year as I did this, so if you want to take a class – act promptly. 

I’m back at the shop now, trying to pick off one project after another. 

shallow dof

 

I have lots to write about, & will get to it very soon. Stayed up too late tonight watching the Red Sox lose game 2 of the World Series. 

For those looking to buy spoons, I have a dozen to post tomorrow night.  So hang in there, they’re coming. 

spoons overall

 

Then, I’ll tell the story of this stick of wood. From it, more spoons to follow. It never rains, but it pours.  

Russian olive
Russian olive
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5 thoughts on “back from my travels

  1. I am a miniaturist, so small pieces of wood are fine. Is Russian olive good for carving? Here It is an invasive tree that I hate! But if I can get something good to come of it so much the better—

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