A Day in Curtis’s Shop
I spent two days with Curtis Buchanan, Marilyn and Summer last week, visiting and hanging out in the shop. This was my first trip playing with my new fancy-pants camera – here’s some photos I took.
Curtis’s garden on the evening I arrived.
Through the trellis….
….to the shop.
I slept in the loft when I apprenticed with Curtis – I’d unhook the ladder, lean it against it’s hook on the beam, and climb upstairs.
First thing the next morning, we each whittled a spoon blank and Curtis bent them.
Then we each carved a spoon.
To get the back bend, they were clamped overnight.
Curtis’s favorite teapot had lost it’s handle, so I made a hickory bark handle for it; my first waltz with bark. Marilyn gave Curtis a birthday present of Roy Underhill’s first book in the early ’80s, so I looked up how do the hook and eye in there. It worked!
The rest of the day worked on assembling a democratic chair for Curtis’s new basement apartment.
And Curtis worked on a fan back for Dave Fisher.