Little rain, but nice electrical show yesterday, July 7.

Maple drawing table

I just made another Krenov-style maple drawing table.

Last week-end I took a walk to Vallaurette, high in the Vallée des Merveilles.
No snow yet, streams were not even frozen yet. It won’t last.


A butsudan is a shrine used in Buddhist culture. This one is made with the same elm wood that I used for a coopered box. Difficult to work because it is so hard, but it has a wonderful color and grain.

Ripping a pear tree

A friend allowed me to saw his pear tree. I made 5 nice boards, about 1.30m long and 6cm thick. The widest are 40cm wide, with a wonderful pink color.
We will see how it ages. Next step is in about 3 or 4 years, when it is dry enough to make furniture. Watch this space!