I carved intermittently from the 1960s through the mid-seventies. Going to graduate school put an end to most carving activities, and I didn't pick it up again until 1992.
If you buy too many woodworking magazines, you may develop shop and tool envy.
Hope and trust rank high among the words woodcarvers should use regarding the raw wood they work.
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.
Once you paid your money for a ten by ten booth, it was gone unless the producer canceled the show.
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.
A shop with all the tools neatly racked, and no chips are like a clean desk—a sign of a sick mind.
Because of the good and bad of the design, it's a piece I love and hate.
The problem with long periods of no practice is that you think you are doing great, but then realize that your technique has atrophied.