One Tree Woodwork

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Farm House # 3 – interior shots

September 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Termites and time have nothing on my chainsaw….

A particularly toasted piece of fir left out in the elements that had begun to have some termites chewing around on it became my weekend project. During our last move … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Turning Old houses into “Green”

When one talks about the very important topic of “green” homes,”renewable resources”,”carbon footprint”,”environmental degradation” and host of other fancy terminology one must not forget that sometimes the greenest thing to … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Old Barns and Old Ghosts: tell stories

Before I began work this morning I decided to take a walk. Preface: I love old buildings,I grew up in a classic old Texas farm house and for the first … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 5 Comments

Artisan Builders latest project: Sycamore crossing

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

In the woods with fireflies

“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 5 Comments

Retro Kitchen Cabinets

A finished pic of some retro kitchen cabinets I recently built: It turned out well I think,but it made me really appreciate all of the technology in current cabinet building/designing … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 8 Comments

Left handed: ambidextrous carving

May 26, 2014 · 4 Comments

Tiny Homes on the Move by Lloyd Kahn

I’ve only spent a few hours so far with the book and it’s already sent me into day dreaming mode about adventures and alternate ways of living out there on … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · 8 Comments

A knife for all seasons

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment


Let the real field testing begin.......... Rowan made a scarecrow today. Very proud he is. He's not letting it stay in the garden though it's in his room standing guard. Getting Higher in Roundtop Tx. Convertible canvas camper. All 4 sides can be rolled up and buckled. Or it can,in a few minutes be folded back and the full use of the open bed can be achieved. After I have time to properly field test I will post on the old blog. Raising the walls in Roundtop Tx project. Sycamore project- bedroom fireplace complete. Going to be a cool space. Sycamore project- fireplaces are complete. Old military ammo cans make great waterproof (almost indestructible)tool boxes. I keep some of my carving tools in this one.
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