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Last Emperor – When Wood Becomes Art

Prologue …. Where does the emperor’s journey begin? Let me start by saying that I have turned more than a thousand pens over the years. Created one or two limited editions and on more than one holiday created custom designs … Continue reading

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Resin Cast Botanical Pen Blanks

Resin Cast Potpourri Grade Botanicals Pen Blanks Over the past few months we have been experimenting with casting various potpourri grade botanical pen blanks using¬†dyed Alumilite resin. Our first blanks used #1 Grade Lavender flowers cast in a violet resin. … Continue reading

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Surface Texture and Carving

Prologue I recently¬†posted an Instagram image of an open vessel I created entitled “Ribbons in Wood”. A couple of followers on Instagram asked if I could share the process I used to create the vessel. This weeks blog will hopefully … Continue reading

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The Simple but Ubiquitous 3 Legged Stool

Prologue I created my first 3-legged stool over 25 years ago. It was turned from poplar on an ancient Craftsmen lathe that my dad had bought for me some 25 years earlier. It was and still is “ugly” from a … Continue reading

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