Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Well whadyaknow?

A cabinet I built a few years back...this one:

has been published in "500 Cabinets", a recent release from Lark Book's series on contemporary craft and art.

Can't complain about that! Only 5 billion more publications to catch up with Sam Maloof (rest his soul), a real woodworking hero.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

What do you see?

A recent piece in English walnut and Oregon white oak--a lap desk for a Benedictine Abbot. The walnut is so graphic it was like a week long Rorschach test. Depending on the orientation I saw a heron, sturgeon, lion, horse, pelican, lobster claws...but at least no partridge in a pear tree.

The pulls are Macassar ebony. Since everyone seems to handle box lids by the corners, I put the handles there--so now they'll use a credit card to pry it open at the middle!

I'd like to use this wood combo again--they both work very nicely.



The Narnian campsites are somewhat spartan, but Reepicheep would not be fazed:

Meghan the Bold, faithful co-explorer, after an unexpected encounter with lake-effect gravity:

And the feasting was grand...peach pie at 10,000 ft. sped Meghan's recovery. 

If these bear a striking resemblance to Ediza Lake in the high Sierra near Mammoth Lakes, and the smokin' fresh peach pie at Saddlebag Lake, that's just a mighty big coincidence.