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A Toymaker in Greece

Beautiful Wooden Tops

  Wandering around the flea market in Athens today, I came upon the most interesting fellow! Mr P. is a craftsman who makes wooden toys here in Greece and sells them in the central flea market. He has a simple little folding table piled with the most compelling, brightly stained wooden toys. Mr P. specializes in hand turned wooden tops. He stains …read more

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Adam’s Mirror

Adams mirror3

My stepson Adam is a creative sort. Not only does he create things for his work as a mechanical engineer, he does so in his time off as well. As a newcomer to woodworking, he’s already made some special pieces – including a one of a kind handcrafted photo frame that we received from him at Christmas. When Adam sent me some photos of his latest project, …read more

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Guest Blogger: Max’s Garden Shed Construction

Build Your Own Cottage Shed

  Well Hello There Simply Notable Fans! I’m Alex, Son/Brother to Mom/Carli, but everyone calls me “Max.” I’ve always been intrigued by the little crafty things Mom and Carli have been making over the years. However, knitting, sewing, and crocheting have never been my thing. Admittedly, I’ve never tried, but I’ll stick to what I know.. Hammers, …read more

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