Author Archives: Kara Uhl

The Kindness of Christmas

“The return of Christmas is a kind of beacon in the year. Whether it is the Christmas of childhood, full of excitement and a flow of good things, or the Christmas of older folk, woven with memories, or the Christmas … Continue reading

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Trees: What Should a Woodworker Know?

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of blog posts by Richard Jones, who has written a detailed book about timber technology, which is scheduled to be released in early 2018. — Kara Gebhart Uhl What’s the best … Continue reading

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A Review of ‘Carving the Acanthus Leaf’ by Mary May

When I first stepped into one of Mary May’s architectural woodcarving classes, I had some vague notion of what it would be like to carve wood. Though I had some interest (I’m interested in making just about anything with wood), … Continue reading

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Richard Jones: My Approach to Writing About Timber Technology

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of blog posts by Richard Jones, who has written a detailed book about timber technology that required hundreds of hours of research, which he talks about here. The book is scheduled … Continue reading

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Richard Jones: Why I Wrote This Book

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of blog posts by Richard Jones, who has written a detailed book about timber technology. The book is scheduled to be released in early 2018. — Kara Gebhart Uhl I didn’t … Continue reading

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New Book, New Author: Richard Jones

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of blog posts by Richard Jones, who has written a generous and detailed book about trees and their structure, and how this affects the work of furniture makers. As you’ll learn … Continue reading

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Passing It On

“Utility furniture is now on the market, and everyone is able to see in what respects it differs from the uncontrolled product, and to form conclusions as to what extent we may expect it to influence furniture design of the … Continue reading

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