And Now for Something Completely Different




So...I've started carving letters. I took an amazing week-long lettercarving class with Chris Pye at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship a month ago, and I haven't stopped thinking about carving since. We learned the basics of letter carving in the class, but we didn't have time to start on our own projects. The alphabet seemed like as good a first project as any. I'm not exactly sure where I'll go from here - my long-term goal is to be able to merge cabinetmaking and lettercarving successfully. Being able to to bring the two techniques together so they complement the piece as a whole, rather than just a cabinet with some letters on it, or worse, a sign made out of a cabinet. I don't know yet. What I do know is that I am excited, like I am at the very beginning of something big. I can't wait.