Yellow Cedar Block

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  Whenever I dig through my wood stash each piece of wood triggers a memory where it came from.  When I used to have a wood stove in my studio it was a walk down memory lane to make a fire.  Remembering a grocery list is coin toss, but I can remember where a scrap
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Brass Machining

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As one can tell from the frequency of my posts, I have not been producing too much artwork lately.  The reason is our old house has been requiring my time, leaving me yearning to get back to the studio.  Getting into the studio before summer starts is always a smart move, as the building heats up come
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Pile of Parts

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I’m set to turn this pile of parts into my current finished piece, “The Big Picture”.  As long as I assemble them in the near future things should go smoothly – wait too long and you sit there staring at a piece wondering where it goes.  Or the sequence gets out of whack and the puzzle
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Notes on Alaskan Yellow Cedar

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  I just sliced open this piece of Alaskan Yellow Cedar that’s been kicking around my studio for a few decades.  The color is a rich fabulous yellow.  This slice came from a couple of air dried boards given to me by an Astoria boat builder who thought I would enjoy working such a wonderful material.  I
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