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Jun 6

From Tree to Thee
 

We have been asked “How long does it take to make that?” and usually we answer, “It depends!” The time it takes depends on many things.

If you are wondering how long it takes to just craft a pepper mill for instance, well, that depends, too.  Below are the steps for most of them made from a single wood.

First, we have to find the right wood. Sometimes it means…

Jun 6

The Pepper Mill Starring George Olsen from dave masse on Vimeo.

The Pepper Mill Starring George Olsen
I spent a day with George Olsen who I met at the Syracuse Arts Festival at…

Jun 6

Advice from a Tree

By Ilan Shamir

Dear Friend,
Stand Tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let…

Jun 6

We have been making lots of wood chips! And some of them came from cherry that grew at Herkimer County Community College. George crafted an academic mace and bases from that wood. It is ready for the college to install their seals and there is space for a Herkimer Diamond to be seated in the top. They will debut it at their commencement ceremony this month. Thanks to the President, Dr. Cathleen C. McColgin, Rob Fowler, Foundation Director, Jan Fuhrer, Development Program Specialist and all…

Jun 6

We were pleased to be featured in the Pure Catskills Guide! What an honor, and we are thankful to all who were involved in including us in this publication!

George A Olsen, Jr. has been creatively turning wood since 2004.  From the first he enjoyed discovering what was inside a particular piece of wood, and what he could fashion from it.  He joined clubs and read many books and articles and made a lot of wood chips.  As his skill increased he enjoyed it more…but whatever would we do…