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Godfrey Stephens' New Sculpture

Godfrey just sent this photo. After two day’s work. What a fucking genius! He’s getting better.

His combination of Kwakwaka’wakw training and artistic sensibilities from the depths of his soul produce powerful art. He’s in Builders of the Pacific Coast, Tiny Homes on the Move, and throughout this blog, and has been in my life for over 50 years.

He’s more of an artist — wild, productive, joyous — than the world-famous rich artists out there getting all the attention. He’s a Picasso under the radar.

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Learn to Timber Frame Book Review

Will Beemer of The Heartwood School for the Homebuilding Crafts was kind enough to send us this amazing book on learning to build using the timber framing technique. I have always been amazed by this particular process of framing, watched a ton of YouTube videos on builds using this technique, but never really understood the process fully.

I now know about wood selection, the tools needed, layout and cutting, framing, sills, joists, braces, etc. This book gave me a great starting point for using timber frame building techniques. Thank you so much Will! Can’t wait to start a project!

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Japanese Woodworking Seminar October 31, 2015, Oakland CA

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Schedule for Kezurou-Kai USA 10/31/2015

  • 9:00-9:15: Karl Bareis: Opening Greeting
  • Ongoing: S. Oyama: Plastering Demonstration
  • 9:15-10:30: Jay Van Arsdale (Part 1): Basic Joinery Cutout Techniques
    • Toby Hargreaves and Mark Van Haltern: Hip Rafter Corner Joinery
    • David Bassing: Sharpening and Blade “Back” Conditioning
  • 10:30-12:00: Jay Van Arsdale (Part 2): High Angle Planing for Difficult Woods
    • Matt Connerton: Chisels or “Nomi-nomics”
    • Ryosei Kaneko (Part 1): Roof Layout and Use of Japanese Square
  • 12:00-1:00: Lunch Break
  • 1:00-2:00: Mike Laine: Planes and Planing
    • Ryosei Kaneko (Part 2): Layout Table and Irregular Timbers
    • Jay Van Arsdale (Part 3): Chisel and Plane Blade Maintenance
  • 2:00-2:20: Karl Bareis: Explanation of Kezurou-Kai USA and 2016 Event
  • 2:30-3:45: Planing Competition
  • 3:45-4:00: Karl Bareis: Closing Remarks
  • … [more in full post] …

$40 entrance fee, $20 students

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