We’re an hour away from welcoming the new year and a new decade.
Chill instead of Skill
Danny Veekens of The Find Magazine on the demise of music genres and the rise of moods and activities based music selection.
I Realized That I Am The Magic
Will Myers on workshops.
I „turned“ a hardwood mouthpiece for my new Airdidge travel didgeridoo on the drill press.
Today I Made a Teaspoon
It was a good day.
A Long Forgotten Hatchet
I Refurbished a long forgotten hatchet.
Shavings. Maybe. Beautiful.
Slow Motion Lacewood Planing
Process on My First Spoon
My First Spoon
I started to carve my very first spoon.
Flat Lay of Tools
I recently got myself a bunch of new tools.
Last Day of Forging Class
I made a hell hound and kraken arm.
Third Day of Forging Class
Curves and a stand.
Second Day of Forging Class
Who doesn’t love a good ol‘fashioned triangle?
Results of my first ever forging experience.
Another Scorched Kalimba Preview
I’m building a Kalimba with a shou sugi ban finish.
Scorched Kalimba Preview
Here’s a shot of the new short film building a scorched Kalimba.
Nik makes a Black Kalimba from Fire and Wood.
To Live Like A Tree
I found a quote while eating kebab.
A diverse set of hand planes.
A Guitar from 1955
I believe this to be my uncle‘s first guitar.
Costa Rica 2017
While on a three months martial arts retreat, I had a few hours downtime each afternoon.
Kalimba in The Sun
Another shot of the Kalimba I recently finished making.
A Very First Kalimba
I finished building my first Kalimba.
A Newly Acquired Book
Working on a small project and accompanying video.
Restructured My Workshop Corner
Spent last week building a tool shelf and optimizing the 8sqm space I occupy.
A Moment in Time
Enjoy your weekend, friends and strangers.
Live Edge Box Handles
A surprising detail on the box I recently finished.
Nik makes a Japanese toolbox for trumpet mouthpieces
Leaning on a horse’s back, bedded on shavings.
Waxed And Waiting
I’m aware this is “just another box”. Yet, I built it with my own hands.
Finished Jointer Conversion
I consider it a prototype.
Still Building a Box
I started oiling today. There will be a video.
On The Road At Last
Cutting Lacewood by Hand
Some days I dream of band saws.
Basswood Box Lid
Editing What I Recorded Today
And enjoying the process.
Started a New Project
A few notes.
I Updated my About Page
Hand Plane Surgery
Giving my Ulmia jointer a tighter mouth.
Write Always, Publish Happy