Soon after I arrived in Tajikistan, I started noticing impressive examples of hand-carved ornamentation on doors, gates, signs, and crown moulding all over the capital and beyond. When I went to the Tajik Museum of Antiquities and saw similar ...
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Location: Bloomington, IN
Since 2003 I have moved to a different place every year, with Sana’a, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Amman, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, and Chicago all in the mix. I keep a regular blog where I write about projects I’m currently working on, and things going on in my life. I graduated from the University of Washington in June of 2007 with a degree in Near Eastern Languages. While my focus was in Arabic, Hebrew and Turkish also played roles. I am currently a MA student at Indiana University’s Central Eurasian Studies program, focusing on minority languages of Central Asia. I am 25.
-- "The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne"
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|commented on||The Goldman Dresser: My path to becoming a furniture maker.||02-20-2014 03:25 PM|
|added project||Re-Handled Japanese Knives in Bastogne Walnut||11-25-2013 03:12 PM|
|added project||Campaign Style Bar Box in Bastogne Walnut||11-21-2013 05:50 PM|
|commented on||Bow Knife-A-Palooza aka What I get For Running My Mouth||11-20-2013 02:55 PM|
|added project||Tansu-inspired Cherry Desk Hutch||03-08-2013 09:51 PM|
|commented on||Nesting Worktables||09-25-2012 07:35 PM|
|added project||Nesting Worktables||09-25-2012 05:46 PM|
|added blog entry||Traditional Tajik Woodcarving||07-10-2012 01:45 AM|
|commented on||some fine ipe pooldecks with you to share||06-06-2012 04:02 AM|
|replied on||Freestanding Lumber Rack||05-30-2012 01:47 AM|
|commented on||For Offis.||05-27-2012 04:27 AM|
|commented on||My Great-Grandfather’s Lathe Chisels||05-11-2012 03:13 PM|
|added blog entry||My Great-Grandfather’s Lathe Chisels||05-10-2012 09:49 PM|
|commented on||Three Pieces, One Tree- The walnut suite||05-09-2012 03:44 AM|
|commented on||Mission Dining Table in Walnut||05-09-2012 03:02 AM|
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Last week for my birthday I got a rather remarkable present from my grandparents: my great grandfather’s Craftsman lathe chisels. My great-grandfather died in 1974, well before I met him, and they passed to my grandfather. He is a consummate craft...
So for the past few weeks I’ve been working on a sideboard bar cabinet. Like so many of us on here, I am drawn to the Arts and Crafts style. The idea of deriving beauty from simplicity, the honesty of good joinery, and a reliance on solid ma...
I browse the Bloomington craigslist’s Materials section, from time to time. A few weeks ago, I saw a post adverstising “Lumber,” and that’s about it. The ad was very vague, and said that they had a large amount of lumber, mostly walnut, some maple...