You’ve probably heard of Blue Stain Pine or Beetle-Kill Pine.  If so, then you probably know that the western pine beetle and a few of it’s buddies (Ips and turpine beetles) are responsible for the death of literally millions of acres of pine forest in both the US and Canada.  Forest fires have also taken […]

Old machines are a bit like an old friend.  They are consistent, predictable, and faithful.  Though I haven’t researched it, a Stroke Sander must be one of the earliest sanding machines ever made.  They are still made today and range from the basic (which requires skill) to the highly sophisticated (which requires technical prowess).  Mine […]

So as not to make my blogs a bore, I have separated up my report from the show. When it comes to my favorite things at the show, my last but definitely not least, is Jenny Booth. She has done to an elk shed (not to be confused with a wood shed) what I think […]

The Cody High Style has come and gone again, and again it was a very well run show with great pieces designed and built by great artists.  Are they artisans or artist? I’m not sure I know the difference.  If there is a difference, then at this show the line is steadily and increasingly blurring. […]

I’m sure with a few keystrokes and clicks a person can learn the origin of our Labor Day holiday but at the moment I can’t tell you what it is.  Maybe it’s because our family was a little confused about how to observe or celebrate it.  You see, more often than not we labored.  And […]