…an ingenious equipoise of thrusts and stresses–firm, but not too rigid
–AC Edwards, The Homes of Essex
I go to work with some ridiculously talented, creative, and idiosyncratic human beings.
Our projects run the gambit from researching and constructing a Shakespearean stage, to faithfully restoring old house frames from the sill up, to using natural log forms while constructing a custom tree house.
More recently, I’ve been fortunate to help with a few of Plymouth CRAFT’s kick-ass workshops. CRAFT has been making waves around here recently, featuring author Paula Marcoux and internationally renowned Peter Follansbee among many other bright lights in the field.
Check them out and see if there are any workshops which hollow your bowl: http://www.plymouthcraft.org/
Jögge Sundqvist at the Plymouth CRAFT Green Wood Fest, 2016
Their work and methods deserve to see the light of day.
My aim is to turn that light on reluctant, hard-working and humbly brilliant individuals who are carrying on some fantastic traditions even as they are creating novel ways of getting the job done.
On BLUE OAK’S allied video channel, you’ll see axes choppin’, charcoal burnin’, ash poundin’, and pit-sawin’.
Thanks for coming along.