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LostArtPress on InstagramI’m closing in on finishing this Nicholson campaign chest for a (very patient) customer. Today I cut all the mortises for the brass strapwork (not shown). Tomorrow I’ll install the drawer stops and do the “make pretty.” If the weather cooperates, I’ll apply shellac Wednesday or Thursday.Forming a volute - an arc that continues to descend. After each arc, move the (compass) point to the next focal point and reset the line. — from “By Hound and Eye” by Geo. R. Walker @georgewalker.design and Jim Tolpin @jimtolpin #By_Hound_and_Eye@nrhiller‘s class this weekend built plate racks under her eye. But it was really a class in high chicanery and cackling. Really exceptional group of students both in class and out.
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Meanwhile, back in Ohio… I was walking in the woods one day, as I am wont to do, when I came across this fruit on the ground: I’ve mentioned previously that I’ve never seen a butternut tree around here, but … Continue reading
Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. –Dorothy The three of you who pay close attention to my ramblings may recall that a couple of months ago, I wrote about the origin of the name sycamore, applied to … Continue reading
With June comes summer, and the forest pretty much goes on cruise control. Everything that was happening keeps happening, and not much new happens. American basswood (Tilia americana) is a late bloomer, literally. It blooms in the early part of … Continue reading
May is, of course, peak box turtles-crossing-the-road month. Here’s one that managed to evade Chris’s car: This individual is of the “eastern” subspecies of common box turtle (Terrapene carolina). I mentioned last month that I wasn’t able to find a … Continue reading
April March showers bring May April flowers. –traditional proverb Despite sharing a border with Canada, Ohio has a relatively mild climate, and spring usually arrives early. By April, all of the trees are at least beginning to leaf out. One … Continue reading
The weather this past March was kind of wacky. It didn’t exactly come in like a lion, nor did it go out like a lamb. Instead, it alternated on a weekly basis between much colder than normal and much warmer … Continue reading
Since this blog seems to be transitioning from all-workbenches-all-the-time to all-stools-all-the-time, I thought I’d pass along something I came across recently. The Batonga people, of present-day Zimbabwe and Zambia, have traditionally carved stools out of single log sections. The stools … Continue reading