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Iceland's wonderful holiday tradition

Yesterday I worked on large timbers for a dining table, continuing with the forming of mortise and tenon joints. Tomorrow in addition to teaching at the Clear Spring School, I will begin setting up a

22 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

a table and a sleigh

 In the CSS woodshop, one of my students has been busy building Santa's sleigh out of bits and pieces of wood. He keeps adding things to it. But with each addition, adds also to his understanding of c

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Handling a chisel

Saw and plane the handle to shape Yesterday, I put a new handle on a chisel from the Sloyd School at Nääs, using an illustration from Otto Salomon's Teacher's Hand-book of Slöjd as my guide. You can s

2 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

arrowmont fire...

The wood studio at Arrowmont Parts of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts were destroyed by a wildfire that engulfed Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Arts and crafts enthusiasts all over the world have been ter

3 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

handles at Nääs

I have begun the restoration of the Nääs Firmer chisel and replacement of handle by reading the following from Otto Salomon's book, The Teacher's Hand-book of Slöjd: V. –– Chisels, Gouges, Carving Too

4 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)