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Featured work for 2012

The Story of Moon Bear

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There was a maple not far from a path I frequented.  A grand sentinel, he stood broad and tall.   I first noticed a fungal growth about its base in ’02, and in ’03 I saw it was worsening fast, so I felled it before it could rot out entire.   Oh, how the ground shook. The […]

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When the Winds Blow

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Building from trees that meet their end due to storm damage has always been part of the way Dan thinks when working with wood. About 10 years ago a derecho, or front line wind storm, blew through Lino Lakes, MN, taking down hundreds of trees and damaging homes. When Dan arrived that weekend to help […]

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Evan & Deb’s Desk

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Around this time last year Dan was working on a desk project for a young couple in Minneapolis. They had seen Dan’s work at an art show and were in need of a desk. Together they had saved up enough money to buy one from Ikea, but Deb’s family lived in France, with one member […]

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Tool Talk

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When I first started working with wood, I couldn’t afford to buy the tools I wanted, so I made them. I found I could buy a better quality blade if I constructed the wood component myself. I started with hand planes and marking gauges. I was just learning, so making them taught me a lot, […]

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Story of an Empty Space

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Last winter I had the opportunity to design a cabinet for a very unique space. The clients saw my work at the 60 on 50th Art Show in Edina, Minnesota, and we worked together to design a cabinet that would both fit this space and serve a purpose. What intrigued me most about the job […]

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When It’s Good to Fall to Pieces

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The art of glue-less joinery . . . by Daniel Dunbar My brother bought an armoire when he was living in France a few years ago and had it delivered to his house. The piece arrived in pieces. Literally, they delivered him a pile of wood stacked on the floor and said, “There you go.” […]

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The 20-Year Pen

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Yesterday morning while walking my son to the bus, I found a pen on the ground. “Hey,” I said, “your sister dropped her pen.” “That’s mine Dad,” he said. “My friends and I found it. It can last 20 years!” “Really?” I picked it up, a cheap, white, click-top ball-point. Across its barrel in blue […]

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A Merry Nice Keepsake Box

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If you are looking for a handmade gift with a well-considered design all for under $100, look no further. Meet the Slide-top Photo Keepsake Box, AP’s new design just in time for the holidays. The box measures  10.5  x 7.5 inches and the lid  frames a 4 x 6 photo you can easily change out yourself. […]

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Wood, Snow, and Sled Dog – Part One

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The role of wood in our life off-grid cannot be under estimated.  We heat our home exclusively with it, so when trees fall, we use them for firewood and furniture both, depending on the kind and quality. The scrap generated from the wood shop also keep us in kindling. Most of our neighbors plan months […]

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If People Were Trees

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A Poem in Pictures By Daniel Dunbar   When it comes time for the taking             Of all not mine to keep                 May I have the grace to freely offer       And gently be received.           […]

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