First of all, thank you to everyone for your personal messages and condolences in the last few weeks. They are all greatly appreciated. Now that I’m back to work, I’m trying to finish editing the next podcast so that I can have it up later this week. Unfortunately, the podcast I’m editing is one of my seminars from last year and it’s hard to watch…for me at least! Hopefully, you’ll enjoy it and continue to come back for more.
On another note, I was doing some research earlier today and I happened upon an Online Extra that I wanted to share from the June 2007 issue of Woodsmith (No. 171). The issue had a good article on chip carving and a weekend project for a Chip-Carved Book Rack. The Online Extra features images of the work of Elaine Hoekman-Dugan, a local craftsperson here in central Iowa. Elaine offered the Woodsmith editors her advise on techniques for the articles in the issue and showed them examples of her work. Sadly, she fell ill and passed away shortly before the issue was released. If you missed the Online Extra, please check it out. Her work was amazing.
See photos of some of the beautiful and intricate chip-carving (and woodburnings) done by local craftsperson Elaine Hoekman-Dugan.