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Opportunity #6: My Sacred Hand Drum

03-04-2012 03:05 AM by MsDebbieP | 19 comments »

Today I attended a drum-making event facilitated by two Ojibwe Elders. I posted a blog about the event at The drum frame is three layers of circular (not joined) pieces of yellow cedar. Here I am with my finished drum:

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Hank Gilpin: Exploring the American Forest & Serendipity

03-02-2010 05:09 AM by DaveLeHardt | 3 comments »

Hank Gilpin: Exploring the American Forest - Fine Woodworking Serendipity is a word I’d like to use in this sentence (stolen from Dave Barry…). But that’s how the idea for this blog post came out… Ok so I joined the Fine Woodworking website cuz they have some great content, how-to’s and gobs of other great stuff, like the link above. I checked it out and was just floored with what Mr Gilpin does and has done with “plain ole” American hardwood...

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Anyone want Cedar Wood?

06-21-2007 11:00 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 2 comments »

The other day I posted a couple of projects where I used some reddish-white wood, that we around here call “Cedar.” I don’t know what the species name is, some say Western Red, some Say Eastern Red, so I don’t know for sure. I received enough interest on the wood type from commenters to the project and emails,, that I did some checking around, and I found a local source for this red/white cedar wood with the aromatic smell if anyone is interested in it. It would c...

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