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Can You Carve Spoons from Dry Wood?

Spoons and other “treen” are traditionally carved from green wood, cut fresh from the tree. The obvious advantages are that (1) fresh-cut wood is softer and generally easier to cut than dried wood, and (2) you don’t have to spend … Continue reading

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Make a Joint Stool from a Tree: A Review

Just out from Lost Art Press, Jennie Alexander & Peter Follansbee’s Make a Joint Stool from a Tree: An Introduction to 17th-Century Joinery ($43) is an excellent introduction to the methods and habits of joiners in the 1600s, and it … Continue reading

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