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Woodworking in America 2013: Highlights

My wife and I spent the last two days at the Woodworking in America convention in the Cincinnati area.   Here are some of my highlights. Peter Follansbee gave a fun, engaging demonstration of Sloyd spoon carving.  In his characteristic … Continue reading

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It’s Sloyd Time!

I do a bit of traveling every summer, and when I’m away from home, I always miss my workbench and my tools.  Sometimes I have space to bring a few tools with me, but when I go camping or to … Continue reading

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Redeeming the Time

Business was slow at this spring’s craft fair, where I was selling some of my spoons.   Good thing I brought a few spoon blanks and some carving tools with me.     A friend snapped this picture while I … Continue reading

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Examining Antique Wooden Spoons: Lessons and Inspiration

A few years ago, I became frustrated with the mass-produced wooden spoons in my kitchen. They were, for the most part, uncomfortable to use, easily broken, and ugly. So at the suggestion of my wife, I taught myself to carve … Continue reading

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Homemade Woodenware, Part 1: How to Carve a Wooden Spoon

It’s all my wife’s fault.  A few years ago, she was working with some unsatisfactory wooden utensil in the kitchen and asked me how hard it would be to make her own wooden spoon.  I had never tried it myself, … Continue reading

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