Pekka- American Finnish Wood Carver.

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Blog entry by Combo Prof posted 08-21-2016 12:55 PM 631 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is a member of the local Hand Weaver Guild and they planed a meeting at Peter “Pekka” Olson’s home. So I tagged along. Here are some photos:

(1) Pekka carving a fan bird:

It was carved from green riven cedar.
(2) 2014 video: Peter Olson - Finnish American woodcarver - YouTube
(3) Picture of his wood shop:

(4) Here I am trying to make his newly made spring pole lathe work:

He lives about 20 minutes from me, so if it ever stops raining, I think I will drive over and have a visit. He has some nice freshly cut white pine lumber for me to buy.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#1 posted 08-21-2016 03:00 PM

Goodness, a bunch of old grey beards standing around talking about woodworking and tools!

Can I come over next weekend? LOL.

Cool shop!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#2 posted 08-21-2016 04:44 PM

There were some old hens too.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#3 posted 08-21-2016 11:38 PM

Looks like a fun day, and days to come, Don!

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 08-22-2016 01:30 AM

It was a nice day.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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