Wednesday, August 23, 2017


to overcome an obstacle one needs a goal
a daunting venture if that peak is too lofty
an achievable sum is necessary

I think I'll build a box

this lovely piece is redwood burl, an off cut gifted to me by a wood turner on the Olympic Peninsula whom I had the rare opportunity to meet over a decade ago.
Just a wedge of chainsaw waste, I managed to coax it into a dimensioned blank with saw and plane.
I drool over the concept of that first lick of oil and what it will do to that flawless surface

in the past post you witnessed the taming of some incredibly wild maple
each piece continued to move over the months and I've needed to true each piece as the joinery commences

it is a box

but it will be more