Paint hides a multitude of sins is an old seaman's adage. It also hides all the details,
Gundecking is an ancient, but not too honorable nautical approach to record keeping.
This eagle is barely eleven inches wide, not my smallest, but diminutive none the less. It's a good miniature project for a woodcarver. Pine is great wood, but fine detail in small sizes are not its strong suit. Would this pop out at you in cherry, plum or box? Sure, but my objective was to do …
One company's waste can be another's most valued resource
Lots of carvers have shop cats. They rule the shop from on high.
Whitespace, what you don't add is as important as what you do.
Just a short post today. The three photos I've chosen for this post Illustrate a point: you have to look up to see the unexpected bits of art and craft that surround you. Our first carving is on Bearskin Neck in Rockport. Just a tiny little head carved on a gable end. The second is …
Sometimes you have to be careful with debt collection methods.
completion of projects in a crafts shop can be an elastic phenomenon
Much of my business in the past 27 years or so has been portraits of ships and boats. It all began at a crafts show at New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee. I had been making trays out of mast hoops for some time. I carved a variety of themes including an elegant Compass Rose design I …