Little things can alter the path we travel as craftspeople, and opening ourselves to new influences is vital to keep our work fresh and exciting.
January is prototype month in my small carving shop.
Around late October, I put some time aside from whatever projects are ongoing in the shop to work on treen - woodenware.
having a family with you at a three or four-day event offers opportunities to get separated from the money; fast.
The little sloop is close to a disastrous jibe, and in the tempest, it is sailing in it will probably lead to a knockdown - the sort of scenario that haunts every sailor's dreams.
This chest was not in stock long enough for me to do a proper set of photos. It sold at it's first appearance at the Maine Boatbuilder's Show to a pair of Boston Harbor pilots who were going to give it as a retirement gift to a colleague.
My shop is named after the famous Davy Jones.
As consumers, there is much that you don't know about your favorite woods.
The lesson here is to be wary of assuming that someone can't achieve because they can't learn how you teach.
It sails on my wall with a cherry ocean and sky heading east from Japan or China towards Los Angelos. I think my father is pleased that his ship is restored to an essential place in our lives, through the unexpected kindness of a fellow seaman.