My Writings. My Thoughts.
If you had asked me years ago if I thought that woodworking would be my main focus, I would likely have said “no way”. I got into making wooden yoyos as a somewhat solitary pursuit. There were some designs and methods of construction in my head, and woodworking was simply a way for me to [...]
Tandem is a dual spike toy, inspired by the kendama. It represents a new direction of work for me that has brought new inspiration and new challenges. The rounded rectangle form allowed me to step away from my lathe to learn some new woodworking techniques. The same wood threads that are used on my yoyos [...]
White oak has long been a favorite wood species of mine. It changed the way ships were built, weapons were made, and wine is stored to this day. Most importantly, it makes for tight string winds and snappy returns for our fixed axle yoyos. Then comes Bubinga. I call it the salsa of woods [...]