Category Archives: handicraft

Hotel Spoon Carving

I travel for work once or twice a year.  This summer it’s a week-long stay in a hotel, and I have evenings pretty much to myself.  In such situations, I never want to be without my spoon carving tools and … Continue reading

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Making a Thumb-Ring Page Holder

If you’re a reader and a woodworker, you’ve probably seen pictures of them on social media.  You don’t know what they’re called, but your book-loving friends probably want you to make them some.  I’ve heard them called by several names: … Continue reading

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Carving Spoons, Building Community

A week ago my wife and I got in a car and drove to Austin, Texas, to teach two days of classes on making wooden spoons.  We weren’t sure what to expect–what the facilities would be like, what wood or … Continue reading

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