This man takes wood chips, soaks them in water for many days, using a tree from Russia (Red Cedar).Then he starts building his pieces which takes him about 6 months, 10 hours a day to finish. He was offered a lot of money for 1 piece but will not sell any.
Enjoy the pictures. What wonderful work....
Pretty amazing stuff.
On another track entirely.
I follow insidetheworkshop.blogspot.ca, and though I have never met Derek I feel that I know him a little bit because of his Blog and website I've learned many new things from him and watched as his shop life has developed. If you are interested in the emotional/philosophical side of woodworking you may want to look in and read what Derek has to say about his take on woodworking.
He is moving ever closer to the "Hand Tool Only", ( Royite) woodworking club. Dan at Dan's Shop also has joined the "Royite" hand tool world. I am not a dedicated "Normite" (all power all the time) but there are aspects of what I do in my shop that requires power tools. For example, I make and sell cutting boards.
I can make cutting boards by hand, but.....no body would pay what they cost to make. Table saws, jointers, and planers make cutting boards cost effective. Power tools also make it fast and easy to make those practical, functional, none art items like flower boxes and shelving in the basement etc. For Arts and Crafts or High Art furniture I can see hand tools only. I guess like in so many things I have one foot on the dock and one foot in the boat. (Lets hope I can keep my balance).