I'm sorry, for being complicated
It will all make sense soon enough. (I hope!)
What’s great about making furniture using-hand-tools only is the freedom! Find some wood and make something! Need a tool? Make that too!
What about green woodworking? Even more freedom! Taking down a tree from the back yard and turning that into your living room center piece gives it a whole new meaning. Unfortunately, that means more tools, more practice, more learning, and that’s where I’m at.
Bring it together
Back to knotty woodpecker being complicated: focused on furniture, kitchenware and jewelry, with a green-woodworking influence. I will support the local lumberyard because it’s a great resource and I don’t want it to go away. But, I will also use that fresh cut log! Why? Because I can, because there’s a pleasing feeling that comes with starting with the most-raw materials and creating to the end, and because I love showing everyone that I can skip generally accepted drying methods and watch them cringe as I dry an almost-finished product in weeks instead of years! Let the lost arts return.
So that’s where I’m at, and this is where I’ve been recently:
Completing a plate and very small bowl. I’m mostly happy with how these turned out, but I’ll hold off until I develop a bit more consistency before setting a standard for selling.
Kitchen utensils also on the way. And, as usual, 1 new tool would really speed things up!
Please share how you feel about these pieces! Your interest keeps me going!