Eggs, ducklings and the art of woodworking
Anyway, I will do my best to interest you guys and girls with the things I have in mind, that I want to show, and that I care about. ...I will talk about my woodworking mentors, friends and students, and of course about the things I do: Find stuff, change, morph and reincarnate old objects into new creations. What I will also talk about is my love for tools, furniture design and probably more.
As the saying goes “If you want to make an omelet, you must be willing to break a few eggs” which brings us back to the beginning of this blog entry.. so without further adieu, let me start by showing you some of my work.
In this picture (taken by Mike Canfield) I'm cross-cutting an old growth heart-pine beam into more manageable – and lighter pieces. I saved this beam from a pile of debris near a mill building in Worcester MA. The old mill building was taken down to make way for a new highway. Most of the post and beams were salvaged by a reclaming company, but few broken and “ugly looking duckling” posts and beams where left on the ground. I sifted through that pile and managed to collect some great heart pine, chestnut and oak timber. Some time you just have to give these old timers a second chance....