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Blog series by Mark Wilson updated 11-21-2015 08:29 AM 3 parts 3801 reads 25 comments total

Part 1: Or, RBS brings the Woodsmith a Stick

11-16-2015 09:02 AM by Mark Wilson | 8 comments »

It’s early Sunday afternoon. Dad turned ninety on Friday. And I think it’s gonna rain. RBS and the kid she married forty-some-odd years ago, were wandering around in a forest in Oregon, sometime in recent days of yore, and, the woman sees a fallen tree branch on the ground of about five to six inch’s girth and four to five feet long, and tells the fella, “Hey, maybe LB can use that.” Being the obedient manchild he is, the fella carries it all the way to their ...

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Part 2: or, How Design Changes Take Place

11-20-2015 08:07 AM by Mark Wilson | 6 comments »

I’m gonna let the inserted captions tell the story. I’m exhausted. A picture speaks a thousand words. Sixty-five photos…well, you do the math. Almost done. The next entry will be the finished Thing, posted as a Project. Enjoy. And, thanks for your help.. It’s 0004, Friday. RBS and company left Tuesday. They still don’t know. I asked her, “If I ask you to take me to get a haircut, will you stay another ...

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Part 3: Phase Last

11-21-2015 08:29 AM by Mark Wilson | 11 comments »

I know. I know. I said the next time I posted anything about this Thing would be as a finished project. This is, indeed, the last you’ll hear of it. For I am done with it. I made myself a hollowing tool some time ago. It’s been working pretty well. It’s a little touchy about how it’s presented to the wood. But I’ve done okay with it. It didn’t like my little Celtic Knot Lidded Jar. It just went BANG. And pieces, too many to fix, fell to the floor....

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