A Spirit of Meekness In Wood ….simple goes the chisel,the meek inherit the wood,cherry moves my hand….—by flp ————————————————————————————————————————————————————̵...
Woodworkers Want To Know Woodworkers often ask me how to make a living out of the shop. This is a short question that requires a long answer. Here, I will give some context of how woodworking skills apply to the real world using my experience as one example. In my case, I get projects because of my remodel business. In 1997 I started out as a handy man with no training or skills in the trades and no tools. I had a contractor that guided me and gave me a lot of work for my first year and...
This weekend, my boys uttered the words most Woodworking adults want to hear from the younger generation “We want to make something!” My sons have always been supportive in my endeavors to work on things. They like seeing the things I made and will often ask me if I can make this or that for them. When I started this hobby, one of my goals was to reduce dependency on the cheap goods at the stores and reduce the mentality that one needs to buy instead of making what is needed. (...
More on Sankyaku Uddo ….if i could count all my stories,that have been re-corded as growth rings in trees,what would soon come forth is how small of faith i am,for who am i to stand up equal too one white oak….. ....it was one day back when that i walked into the forest of wood,and oh the joy and pain that awaited me in my new found birth,will i ever be able to express in part how my feelings felt back then,the expresso drink that was mixed with my blood and wood sapR...
Sankyaku Uddo ….standing tall I am,last of wood gods lends it’s-self,free form wood bench leg….—by flp ————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
The has been concern expressed about the size and location of the St. Louis Woodworking Shows. Please find below is a copy of the email I sent to the WWing Show people and Ann’s response. Any comments are welcome.John On Mar 4, 2010, at 9:37 AM, John Gray wrote: Below is a copy of an email I received this morning pertaining to the St. Louis Show this year and I tend to agree after attending the show the last 3 years. John, I see that you too were brave enough to attend the...
Ruminations of A Woodworkers Heart ….clean windows—clear view,working jigs process finish,grate-full heart gives thanks….—by flp —————————————————————————————————————————————————&...
Turning A Page In Life…. ….can we define the moment that wood took hold, can i fathom the canker i have be-come within my woods, who can understand that time when light exposed pine, and color bore witness to the heavens under which we lived…. ….i have walked in silence before the trees of these woods, where i shunned the teachings that came from noisy man, after all what is man but a creature of manifold knottiness, sent on his ways by the opinions he ply’s daily ...
60th New England Home Show #6: Pen Turning with North Bennet Street School Student Mark Ferioli - Part 1 of 2
Mark is a Cabinet and Furniture Making student at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. He had furniture on display at the 60th New England Home Show in Boston. Mark was one of a number of NBSS students that were featured in a booth hosted by NBSS alumni Thomas J. MacDonald from Thomas J. MacDonald Fine Woodworking and The 207 Woodworking Community. Mark also put on an excellent pen turning demonstration which he kindly allowed me to video. I am sure you will agree he is a dynamic a...
The memories are always there, just waiting for a reason to bubble to the surface. It can be the mouth watering smells, wafting out from a bakery, or the glow of a corn field as the day gets chased away by dusk. For me, it is often the first few bars of a favorite song. Today, driving back from Cedar Rapids, as the sun was setting, and the snow cover fields seemed somewhat less frigid, my childhood memories came knocking. As the car took me home, the radio took me back to 1976. I was ...
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