Month: June 2008

Apple Blossom Time

  “Fame is but a fruit tree So very unsound. It can never flourish Till its stock is in the ground. So men of fame Can never find a way Till time has flown Far from their dying day. Fruit tree, fruit tree No-one knows you but the rain and the air. Don’t you worry They’ll stand and stare when you’re gone.” From a song by Nick Drake…Fruit...

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Lobster, Butterfly and Dovetail Soup

~ Upbeat, with feel ~   A quick note now to demonstrate the evolution of the Lobster tail into the so-called Butterfly or Dovetail….follow me? Start of after you’ve cut out your butterflies by squaring up the ends. I like to run my Smoother over each face and clearly mark on the back side of each key, the orientation of the piece. Up, down, left side or right. As close as I’d like to think these are the same size; they’re not. That’s the beauty of hand crafted furniture. Even if I wanted to make these identical, there would...

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