My American Landscape XLVIII

A Year of Snow and Cold (for we in the Inland Northwest) Almost a year ago we were already several weeks into our ‘winter wonderland’. This post is being written during the last week/first week of December. We had a few days of snow in the middle of October. My response – “I am not…

r/w Black Locust the Collection to Date

Common Here in the Inland Northwest When first starting on my journey of wood turning I discovered almost immediately a few truths: One, I can have all the pine a person could possibly use. Two, the tree most likely to be given away is the Black Locust. Three, the best trees to harvest are the…

My American Landscape XLVII

  Floating Somewhere Between Here and There Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be so small that no person knows of your existence? Has that same wonder placed you back in the womb of your mother? Imagine the sounds, the sights, the gentle jouncy of rhythmic movements. The gentle rising and…

r/w – Siblings from the Same Branch

  When Cracks Change An Idea They were two rounds created months ago. Both American Elm, both from the same branch, tree, both appeared similar. But when they were on the lathe, they each revealed different personalities. One was solid. A confident piece ready to become anything. Just the slightest cutting reveal veins with complex…