Monthly Archives: September 2015

The First Curved Paddle

I got my first curved paddle finished in time to give to BootblackChrissi for her basket at this year’s GLLA.  It is bloodwood over maple, rosewood, and walnut with an ebony over maple handle.  It is a good example of … Continue reading

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A Flitch

Early this week I visited my nearby wood store.  They had a flitch of lovely walnut that I had seen the previous week.  Luckily it had not all sold and I ended up with 4 slices of very nice wood that … Continue reading

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Prototype to Production

I got to thinking today about prototyping new items.  The curved sticks turn out to be a great example of how things work. My first prototype was with me at RBB in Indianapolis in mid August.  By C.O.P.E. in early … Continue reading

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On the verge of C.O.P.E.

One of my ‘home’ shows, and often my biggest show of the year is this weekend.  I’ll be showing a couple of new things, and also have lots of favorites like my steel marlinspikes and pokers. That said, I will … Continue reading

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