Friday, May 27, 2011

A few years back I was filmed for an episode of the series "Woodsculpting" on the "Do-It-Yourself (DIY) network. I didn’t hear anything about it and figured it had not aired. earlier this year I noticed that the episode had been aired, and was to air again soon. unfortunately, I cannot get the DIY network on my cable, so I have never seen it. In fact, they don’t use my name or show a picture of my on the website, and the description on the DIY website of how I made spoons didn’t really seem to match what I had done on camera, so for all I know I was replaced.
I am writing in hopes that someone has seen the episode I am supposed to be in and can let me know if i am indeed there. It was the thirteenth episode of season two, entitled "Wood Spoon", I believe this is the last episode of the season. I demonstrated how I make spoons, from initial hatchet work to rough out the blanks, through the use of knives, gouges, hook-knives and scrapers. I was wearing overalls and I believe a purple shirt (it has been years now!) The network has not been able to help me with these questions, and I haven’t met anyone who has seen this show.
If someone out there can help me to find this out, and/or a place I can watch this show online I would appreciate it greatly. thanks, rodney

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ok, I know...I've been pretty slack about keeping up this Blog. Really slack...
I am now in Prescott, Arizona, working towards my Masters degree in education. Specifically, I am investigating the ways in which traditional crafts can be incorporated into curricular lessons. I am still carving a lot, possibly too much at times, and am enjoying being back in Az and playing around with local woods. I do miss NC as well though...
i should soon be postin some new photos of work, both from back east and out here in the near future. Namasté

Friday, October 3, 2008

This weekend, Oct. 4th and 5th, I will be at the John C. Campbell Folk School ( for their annual Fall Festival.  I will be demonstrating hewing and carving on the front porch of the woodcarving studio both days from 10:00am 'til 5:00pm.  Please stop by and visit if you are in the area.  
I will also be teaching a class on hewing and carving spoons at Asheville Hardware ( October 24th and 25th.  a class description is available on their website.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dark Hollow Woodworking Blog

This is the intial post of the new Dark Hollow Woodworking blog.   Please stop by and see what's happening in the studio.  Flickr galleries will be posted soon.